June 2

Day 153

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 5: Riddles in the Dark
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter V: Gollum, (iv) The Invisible Monster

Enrichment Activities:

  • Timeline: Third Age June 2941

  • Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “Riddles in the dark pt 2” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Did Bilbo do right in sparing Gollum’s life?
    2. Why do you think the Ring was not on Bilbo’s finger?
    3. Does it make sense for someone invisible to cast a shadow?