June 22

Day 173

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 12: Inside Information
    *This chapter will be read over the course of three days, so read about one third of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Plot Notes C

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. Would it have been better for Bilbo if Balin had gone all the way with him?
    2. When have you “fought the real battle” in advance?
    3. Should Bilbo not have taken the cup?