June 29

Day 180

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 15: The Gathering of the Clouds
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVa: The Kindness of Ravens

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: The Siege of the Mountain

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: ‘A Thief Indeed’


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Character Cards: Roäc, Dain

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941


Discussion Questions:

    1. What was the thrush trying to tell Bilbo and the Dwarves?
    2. Do you agree with Thorin’s response?
    3. Why are the ravens so loyal to the Dwarves?