June 20

Day 171

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 10: A Warm Welcome
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter X: Laketown, (i) through (iii)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: Lake-town, Lonely Mountain, Forest River, Mirkwood

  • Character Cards: Master of Lake-town

  • Timeline: Third Age September 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was it wise of Thorin to declare himself so boldly?
    2. Were the people of Lake-town wise to trust so much in Thorin and the old songs?
    3. Does the Master believe that Smaug exists?