June 18

Day 169

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 9: Barrels Out of Bond
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter IX: In the Halls of the Elvenking, (iii) through (v)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: Elvenking’s Halls, Forest River, Long Lake, Lake-town

  • Timeline: Third Age August 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. Who was better off, the Dwarves, or Bilbo?
    2. Should Bilbo have tried to speak to the Dwarves?
    3. Will the Elves be able to figure out how the Dwarves escaped?