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the hobbit1

The Hobbit
By: Andrew Foong

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• Bilbo Baggins - a friendly hobbit that lives in Bag End.
• Gandalf - a wizard whom Bilbo had met many times before at festivals.
• Thorin – a greedy elf that likes lots of treasure. He hires Bilbo as a sort of burglar for the story.

In this most appealing book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure he never dreamed of,
that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins runs into an old
acquaintance, Gandalf, a wizard, who he had met many years earlier at festivals, where
Gandalf had made fireworks with his magic. Bilbo and Gandalf talked for a while and Bilbo
being the kind and polite hobbit he was invited him for tea in his hill the next day.
There at about the time Bilbo was expecting Gandalf he heard a knock at the door, but when
he opened the door it was in fact not Gandalf but a little dwarf. The dwarf introduced
himself to Bilbo as Thorin Oakenshield, son of Throror, son of Thrain. He then let himself
in. After that many dwarves followed, actually 9 more had come to the little hobbit's
doorstep. Then finally after all the dwarves had made themselves comfortable he heard
another tap at the door, and sure enough it was Gandalf, but with 3 other dwarves. That
night Gandalf and the dwarves spoke of wondrous tales and of a dragon’s gold that had once
belonged to Thorin’s father. They also told of an adventure they were about to embark on,
and then turning to Gandalf they asked what of the 13th member of the party? Gandalf spoke
up and said, "My, the one I have chosen is the burglar Mr. Baggins." Bilbo did not seem
pleased, for he had no need of adventure with his pleasant yet simplistic life. Even
though he was secretly intrigued, but more so he was very scared. After a bit of chitchat
Bilbo agreed to go and they all went to bed. When morning came Bilbo found no one in his
hobbit hole, and it’s needless to say that he was very pleased, yet at the same time also
a bit disappointed. He found a note from Gandalf on his Mantle telling him to meet them at
the inn. So Bilbo embarked on his journey to the inn as well as his adventure. Many
divergences transpired during their trip to the lonely mountain where the dragon lay with
the adventurers’ soon to be gold. The journey was no walk in the park. Many fights sprung
up, traps triggered, dark forests in need of paths appeared, and having to deal with
creatures like trolls, goblins, elves, spiders, and many others. In one such area of a
conflict Bilbo finds a magic ring that could turn him to invisible. At that point in the
story I stopped reading a started wishing for a magic ring like Bilbo’s. When I resumed
they had finally reached the lonely mountain. They had to find a secret door, which led to
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