June 23

Day 174

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 12: Inside Information
    *Read the second third of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XII: Conversations with Smaug - opening section

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age October 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. How could the company have prepared better to face a dragon?
    2. Why did Bilbo give Smaug so much information?
    3. How might things have gone differently if Gandalf had been present?