July 1

Day 182

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 16: A Thief in the Night


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVI: Divided Loyalties

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Timelines and Itinerary


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why does Thorin not heed Roäc’s wise counsel?
    2. What do you think of Bilbo’s plan? Did he betray Thorin?
    3. Should Bilbo have accepted Thranduil’s offer to stay in the camp rather than returning to the Mountain?