May 18

Day 138

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter I(b): The Bladorthin Typescript, up to section (i)

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Gandalf send the Dwarves to Bilbo’s door in smaller groups?
    2. What do you think of the Dwarves’ manners?
    3. Why do the Dwarves travel with large musical instruments?