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?

 

July 2

Day 183

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 17: The Clouds Burst
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVII: The Battle of Five Armies


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941


Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Thorin’s anger justified?
    2. Is a battle inevitable in this situation?
    3. Which is more important, loyalty or justice?

 
 

July 3

Day 184

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 17: The Clouds Burst
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: The 1947 Hobbit


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. How did Gandalf know about the attacking Goblins?
    2. What can you infer from the sudden alliance of the Elves, Men, and Dwarves?
    3. Why did the Eagles decide to join in the battle?

 

July 4

Day 185

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 18: The Return Journey


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVIII: ‘And Back Again’

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix I: The Denham Tracts            


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941 - April 2942


Discussion Questions:

    1. Under what circumstances is victory gloomy?
    2. Who was ultimately commanding the Goblin armies?
    3. Did Bilbo conduct himself well at his departure?

 
 

July 5

Day 186

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 19: The Last Stage


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XIX: The End of the Journey

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix B, years 2941 - 3017 of The Third Age (up to “The Great Years”)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age May - June 2942

  • Other: Watch Peter Jackson’s film adaptation “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Compare the events of the book to the movie and consider why these changes were made.


Discussion Questions:

    1. What did the White Council accomplish in banishing the Necromancer from Mirkwood?
    2. When has your reputation changed?
    3. Where in your life do you see a greater hand at work than your own?

 

July 6

Day 187

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part III. Durin’s Folk
    *This section will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix II: Tolkien’s Letter to The Observer (The Hobyahs)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: River Silverlode, Gladden

    • Middle-earth: Moria, Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, Erebor, Grey Mountains, Iron Hills, River Celduin, River Carnen, Dale, Dunland, Gundabad, Lórien, Eriador, Ered Luin, River Lune

    • Moria: Dimrill Dale, Caradhras, Redhorn Pass, Mirrormere, Dimrill Gate

    • Beleriand: Nogrod, Belegost, Blue Mountains, Thangorodrim, Eregion

  • Character Cards: Durin

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941

  • Other: Watch the 1977 animated film “The Hobbit,” from Rankin/Bass Productions. Is it a faithful adaptation?


Discussion Questions:

    1. What does it mean to the Dwarves to be descendants of Durin?
    2. Should the Dwarves have stayed away from Moria?
    3. What is Durin’s Bane?

 
 

July 7

Day 188

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part III. Durin’s Folk
    *Finish this section today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section IX., (IV) Durin’s Folk

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix III: The Dvergatal (The Dwarf Names)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Bree, The Shire, Rivendell, Angmar

    • Rhovanion: Esgaroth, Dale

    • Middle-earth: Moria, Erebor, River Anduin, Mirkwood, Dol Guldur, Eriador, Iron Hills, Mordor, Minas Tirith, Gondor, Rohan

  • Character Cards: Frodo, Legolas

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Dwarf women.


Discussion Questions:

    1. Was there a connection between Smaug and Sauron?
    2. Was it simply chance that brought Gandalf and Thorin together in Bree?
    3. Do you believe that Gimli sailed west with Legolas?

 

July 8

Day 189

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue, 1. Concerning Hobbits


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Fellowship of the Ring: Note on the Text and Foreword(s)

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Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: River Hoarwell, Bree, Chetwood, Fornost, River Baranduin, Far Downs, Great Bridge, Angmar, Grey Havens, Tower Hills

    • The Shire: Michel Delving, White Downs, The Marish, River Brandywine, Eastfarthing, Buckland, Westfarthing

    • Middle-earth: The Shire, River Anduin, Mirkwood, Misty Mountains, Eriador, Weathertop, Wilderland, Tharbad, Dunland, Rivendell, Ered Luin, Arnor Gondor, Belfalas, Lune

  • Timeline: Third Age 

  • Other: Watch the video, “How Did Hobbits Come to Be? Middle-earth Explained” on the YouTube channel “Men of the West.”


Discussion Questions:

    1. What might have caused the Hobbits to cross the mountains and settle the Shire?
    2. How might a Hobbit be effective in battle?
    3. Which traits of Hobbits do you most relate to?

 
 

July 9

Day 190

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue, 2. Concerning Pipe-weed and 3. Of the Ordering of the Shire


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix IV: Tolkien’s Correspondence with Arthur Ransome              

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Bree, The Shire, The Greenway, Fornost

    • The Shire: Buckland, Southfarthing, Longbottom, Northfarthing, Eastfarthing, Westfarthing, Tookland, Westmarch, Michel Delving, White Downs

    • Middle-earth: River Anduin, Gondor

  • Character Cards: Meriadoc Brandybuck

  • Timeline: Third Age September 3001

  • Other: Look up images of Hobbit pipes. Compare them to Dwarf and Gondorian pipes.


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Tolkien include an entire section on Pipe-weed?
    2. What do you learn about Hobbits from the geography of the Shire?
    3. What can you deduce from the political system of the Hobbits?

 

July 10

Day 191

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue, 4. Of the Finding of the Ring and “Note on the Shire Records”


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section I. The Prologue


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Bree, The Shire, Grey Havens

    • The Shire: Michel Delving, Bag End, Undertowers, Tuckborough, Brandy Hall, Buckleberry

    • Middle-earth: Erebor, Dale, Misty Mountains, Wilderland, The Shire, Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Rohan, Eriador, Gondor

  • Character Cards: Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took

  • Timeline: Third Age September 3001


Discussion Questions:

    1. What did you find most interesting about the summary of the finding of the Ring?
    2. Why had Bilbo lied about the Ring?
    3. How does written history typically develop?

 
 

July 11

Day 192

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.                         

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the Shadow: Foreword


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Bag End, Hobbiton, The Hill, Sackville, Bywater, Buckland, Brandywine River, Old Forest, Brandy Hall, Michel Delving, Westfarthing

  • Timeline: Third Age September 3001


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why do people tend to be suspicious of things they don’t understand?
    2. What is the difference between history and gossip?
    3. Why has Gandalf come to Bilbo’s party?

 

July 12

Day 193

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: I. A Long-Expected Party


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Hobbiton, Bywater, The Hill, Bag End, The Water, Sackville

    • Middle-earth: The Shire, Lonely Mountain, Dale 

  • Timeline: Third Age September 22, 3001


Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of the tradition of giving gifts on one’s birthday, rather than receiving?
    2. Why have Bilbo’s guests attended his party?
    3. If you had been one of Bilbo’s guests, would you have felt insulted by his speech?

 
 

July 13

Day 194

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *Read the third fourth of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIV. Return to Hobbiton


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. What has caused Gandalf to be concerned about Bilbo’s Ring?
    2. Who are the three Dwarves accompanying Bilbo?
    3. Why does Gandalf anticipate meeting Bilbo again?

 

July 14

Day 195

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, read through Chapter I: ‘A Long-Expected Party’


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age September 23, 3001


Discussion Questions:

    1. What might Bilbo have left you, had you been one of his acquaintances?
    2. What impression of Hobbits does this chapter give you?
    3. Should Gandalf have told Frodo more about his suspicions regarding the Ring?

 
 

July 15

Day 196

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.    


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Treason of Isengard: Foreword


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Mordor, Mirkwood, Barad-dûr

    • Beleriand: Eregion

    • Eriador: Grey Havens, Blue Mountains, White Towers

    • The Shire: Hobbiton, Bag End, Brandywine River, Bywater, North Moors, Overhill, Northfarthing, The Hill

  • Character Cards: Fredegar Bolger

  • Timeline: Third Age April 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. What is the cause of Frodo’s unusual behavior?
    2. What might the nameless creatures be, which are more terrible than Orcs and cunning Trolls?
    3. What is on Sam’s mind?

 

July 16

Day 197

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XV. Ancient History


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why might the Ring have been reluctant to allow Gandalf to touch it?
    2. What are the Black Years to which Gandalf refers?
    3. When have you experienced a distant threat transform into a personal reality?

 
 

July 17

Day 198

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *Read the third fourth of this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, through Chapter II: ‘Ancient History


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: River Anduin, Gladden Fields, Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, Esgaroth, Dale

    • Middle-earth: Mirkwood, Mordor

  • Timeline: Third Age April 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. How was Gandalf able to discern the truth of Gollum’s story?
    2. Have you ever hated and loved something?
    3. What might have been different if Gollum had tracked Bilbo to the Shire instead of going to Mordor?

 

July 18

Day 199

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter II: ‘Ancient History’


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why can evil not be easily destroyed?
    2. Was Gandalf right to refuse the Ring when Frodo offered it to him?
    3. Was Sam meant to accompany Frodo, the same way Frodo was meant to have the Ring?

 
 

July 19

Day 200

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter III: Three is Company
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: II. From Hobbiton to the Woody End


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: The Shire, Mount Doom, Rivendell

    • The Shire: Bag End, Buckland, Crickhollow, Bucklebury, Brandywine Bridge, Hobbiton, The Hill

  • Timeline: Third Age April - September 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why is Frodo reluctant to leave the Shire?
    2. What do you think of Lobelia buying Bag End?
    3. Which of your friends would stay late to help you pack up before a big move?

 

July 20

Day 201

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter III: Three is Company
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: III. Of Gollum and the Ring


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: The Shire, Mirkwood, Lonely Mountain

    • The Shire: Bag End, The Hill, Buckland, The Water, Hobbiton, Brandywine Bridge, Tookland, Green Hill Country, Bywater, Woodhall, Stock, Bucklebury Ferry, Woody-End, Eastfarthing, Brandywine River, Great East Road 

  • Timeline: Third Age September 23, 3018

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Black Rider.


Discussion Questions:

    1. What time of day do you prefer to start a journey?
    2. What is the difference between Frodo’s rhyme and Bilbo’s from Chapter I?
    3. Why did Frodo want to hide from the rider?

 
 

July 21

Day 202

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter III: Three is Company
    *Read the third fourth of this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XVI. Delays are Dangerous


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. What would have happened if Frodo had waited for Gandalf in Hobbiton?
    2. Was it a coincidence the Elves appeared just as the Black Rider was approaching?
    3. Who is Elbereth Gilthoniel?

 

July 22

Day 203

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter III: Three is Company
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter III: ‘Delays are Dangerous’

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, Chapter III: ‘Three is Company’


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. To what does Gildor refer when he calls his people “Exiles”?
    2. Should Gildor have told Frodo more about the Black Riders?
    3. Where do you find courage?

 
 

July 23

Day 204

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter IV: A Short Cut to Mushrooms
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: IV. To Maggot’s Farm and Buckland


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Bucklebury, Crickhollow, Bucklebury Ferry, Woodhall, The Marish, Brandywine Bridge, Stock, Eastfarthing, Brandywine River, The Stock-brook, Brandy Hall, Buckland

  • Timeline: Third Age September 25, 3018

  • Other: Try a recipe for miruvor, the beverage of the Elves. (This recipe includes a non-alcoholic variation.) 


Discussion Questions:

    1. Would you have chosen Pippin’s route through Stock, to enjoy the Golden Perch, or Frodo’s short cut through bogs and ditches?
    2. What was the significance of the wailing call the Hobbits heard?
    3. When have you avoided someone out of fear or shame from something in the past?

 

July 24

Day 205

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter IV: A Short Cut to Mushrooms
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XVII. A Short Cut to Mushrooms

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter IV: ‘A Short Cut to Mushrooms’

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, Chapter IV: ‘A Short Cut to Mushrooms’


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Stock, The Marish, Brandywine River, Brandy Hall, Woodhall, Bucklebury Ferry, Buckland, Hobbiton

  • Timeline: Third Age September 25, 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why is Sam so devoted to Frodo?
    2. What do you think of Farmer Maggot?
    3. Why are people more nervous in the dark?

 
 

July 25

Day 206

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter V: A Conspiracy Unmasked
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XVIII. Again from Buckland to the Withywindle, (i) A Conspiracy is Unmasked


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Bucklebury Ferry, Brandywine River, Brandy Hall, The Marish, Buckland, Old Forest, Bucklebury, Stock, Rushey, Haysend, River Withywindle, Bag End, Brandywine Bridge, Crickhollow, Hobbiton

  • Timeline: Third Age September 25, 3018

  • Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “Sing hey for the bath at close of day - The Bath Song” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.


Discussion Questions:

    1. Why are the Hobbits of Buckland different from those in the rest of the Shire?
    2. Why is Frodo so reluctant to explain everything?
    3. Have you ever had friends who understood you without explanation?

 

July 26

Day 207

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter V: A Conspiracy Unmasked
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter V: ‘A Conspiracy Unmasked’

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, Chapter V: ‘A Conspiracy Unmasked’ (with ‘The Dream of the Tower’)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Bag End, Bucklebury, Brandy Hall, Buckland, Crickhollow, Brandywine Bridge, Great East Road, Old Forest, Eastfarthing, Budgeford, Bridgefields, Bucklebury Ferry, Brandywine River, The Marish, Stock, Rushey, Haysend, River Withywindle, Hobbiton

  • Timeline: Third Age September 25, 3018

  • Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “Farewell We Call to Hearth and Hall” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.


Discussion Questions:

    1. Was it right of Sam to share Frodo’s secrets with Merry, Pippin, and Fatty?
    2. Would it be better to leave right away or wait for Gandalf?
    3. What do you think of the whole plan the Hobbits have made? Would you make any changes?

 
 

July 27

Day 208

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter VI: The Old Forest
    *This chapter will be read over the course of three days, so read about one third of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: V. The Old Forest and the Withywindle


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age September 26, 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. Do you think the Hobbits successfully concealed their departure?
    2. Who or what do you suppose makes paths in the Old Forest?
    3. Have you ever been in a place where you felt unwelcome?

 

July 28

Day 209

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter VI: The Old Forest
    *Read the second third of this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XVIII. Again from Buckland to the Withywindle, (ii) The Old Forest

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter VI: ‘The Old Forest’


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Have you ever been unable to avoid a destination you knew you did not want?
    2. How does it feel to be lost?
    3. What is causing the Hobbits to feel sleepy?

 
 

July 29

Day 210

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter VI: The Old Forest
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, Chapter VI: ‘The Old Forest’


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Old Forest, River Withywindle, Barrow-downs

    • The Shire: Crickhollow, Brandywine River, Bucklebury 

  • Character Cards: Tom Bombadil, Goldberry

  • Timeline: Third Age September 26, 3018

  • Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “Hey come merry doll - A Tom Bombadil song” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.


Discussion Questions:

    1. What might have happened if Sam had fallen asleep?
    2. What would you have done to try to rescue Merry and Pippin from Old Man Willow?
    3. Who is Tom Bombadil?

 

July 30

Day 211

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: VI. Tom Bombadil


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    1. Who is Goldberry?
    2. How might Tom Bombadil and Goldberry have heard the Hobbits were heading their way?
    3. Who was the white-haired man in Frodo’s dream?

 

July 31

Day 212

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil
    *Finish this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XVIII. Again from Buckland to the Withywindle, (iii) Tom Bombadil

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, Chapter VII: ‘In the House of Tom Bombadil’

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, Chapter VII: ‘In the House of Tom Bombadil’


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Old Forest, River Withywindle, Barrow-downs, The Shire, Great East Road

  • Timeline: Third Age September 27, 3018


Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of Tom Bombadil’s ways?
    2. Why did Tom not disappear when he put on the Ring? Why could he see Frodo with the Ring on?
    3. What prompted Frodo to put on the Ring?