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been captured by a band of Wood-elves who were try to

find out what him and his friends were doing in the

woods. The rest of the dwarves are quickly captured and

taken into the dungeons of the Wood-elves. Again with

the help of the ring Bilbo sneaks in the dungeon and

using the Wood-elves empty food barrels to float down

stream to Lake-town. Once in Lake-town Thorin declared

himself to be the grandson of the King under the

Mountain. The Lake Men gave the dwarves food and

supplies for their journey up Lonely Mountain. When the

dwarves found the secret door, the dwarves sent Bilbo in

along. Only because it was in his contract. When Bilbo

reached the treasure room where Smaug was sound

asleep. Bilbo put on his ring and grabbed from the

treasure pile a great two handled cup and returned

quickly back to the dwarves.

When Smaug awakes, he goes into a fierce fiery and

goes to find the thief and the dwarves narrowly escape

the dragon by slipping into the tunnel. Finally Bilbo puts

on his ring and goes down to confront the dragon. There

ensues another riddle game, but this time composed of

enigmatic references to Bilbo's own identity and

adventures. Bilbo finds a flaw on the dragons breast.

Bilbo barely escapes back into the tunnel and up into the open air, where he tells the dwarves of his discovery. Suddenly Smaug erupts from the mountain and heads for the Lake-town to destroy the people and the town of which he suspects is aiding the unseen enemy.

Once again Bilbo descend down the tunnel to the

treasure room and this time he discovers and pockets

the most magnificent treasure of all, the great jewel called the Arkenstone. When the dwarves reach the room,

Bilbo does not tell them about his find.

Meanwhile Smaug attacks Lake-town. With only one

arrow lift the brave captain of archers named Bard is

told by a thrush of the one place where Smaug is

vulnerable, and Bard shoots his black arrow which had

been past down through generation to generation and

always had been recovered. The arrow hit the spot and

Smaug falls dying into the lake.

When the Elf King found out that Smaug was dead

he and Bard seek to negotiated with Thorin on receiving

some treasure. That night Bilbo sneaked into the

"enemy" camp and delivered the precious Arkenstone

to Bard and the elf king so that will have something of

sufficient value to persuade Thorin to relent. When Bard

told Thorin that he had the Arkenstone, Thorin nearly

hurled Bilbo over the barricade. Finally in bitterness he

offers Bilbo's own share of the treasure of Smaug in

return for the Arkenstone, and both sides retired for the

time being, with Bilbo banished from the dwarves


The next day from out of now where hordes of

goblin and wild wolves attacked the dwarves, men, and

elves. And the battle of five armies began. Just as all

seemed lost, Bilbo looked up and cried out that the

eagles are coming. He himself is knocked unconscious

by a stone and does not regain his senses until the

battle was over. Then he was taken to bid farewell to

Thorin, who was dying from from his wound but wishes

to be reconciled with Bilbo.

Bilbo returns home with a small chest of gold and

one of silver, plus gold that he and Gandalf recovered

from the trolls loot. When Bilbo arrived home he found

his furnishings being auctioned off.

All was set right in time. Bilbo spent much of his

time writing his memoirs. A few years later he is

surprised by Gandalf who brought Bilbo up to date on

what was going on with the dwarves and the people of

lake-town and the rebuilding of the city of Dale. The story

ends with the suggestion by Gandalf that something

more than sheer luck lay behind the adventure and with

an expression of satisfied recognition by Bilbo that he

is "only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all."

My opinion of the story The Hobbit is that I thought

is was a superb story. I felt this way because Bilbo

showed the dwarves that he was clever and that with

out him they would have never completed their journey.

And he was not just an ordinary Hobbit.

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