May 31

Day 151

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 5: Riddles in the Dark
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter V: Gollum, (i) through (ii)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Timeline: Third Age June 2941

  • Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “Riddles in the dark pt 1” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Would you have made the bargain with Gollum?
    2. How do you perform under pressure?
    3. Was Bilbo’s final question fair?