June 27

Day 178

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 14: Fire and Water
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XIV: While the Dragon’s Away . . . - opening section


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Do you know someone who always has a grim outlook? In what type of situation might such a quality be beneficial?
    2. Why did Smaug attack Lake-town?
    3. What is the strongest display of courage in this chapter?