May 24

Day 144

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 2: Roast Mutton
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter II: Trolls, (ii) Bilbo’s Contract

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: The 1960 Hobbit, New Chapter II: The Broken Bridge

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age May 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of Gandalf’s method of defeating the trolls?
    2. How might the trolls have acquired such elegant weapons?
    3. Why could Elrond’s people not defeat the trolls?