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The Hobbit





The Hobbit tells the story of a comfortable, friendly creature named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo,
like most hobbits, is similar to a human, but about half the size, and much more nible
because they have leathery soles on thier feet, and not nearly as loud. Bilbo gets caught
up in mysterious affairs much greater than his own hobbit-life affairs when, at the
recommendation of a mysterious old wizard named Gandalf, he is hired as a "burglar" by a
group of dwarves. These dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, son of Throror, son of Thrain
are going to the Lonely Mountain in the East to reclaim their family's massive treasure
from the great dragon Smaug who lives deep in the bowls of the lonely mountain. Along the
way, the company gets into trouble with goblins who live in the misty mountains, spiders
who live in Mirkwood forest, and other destructive and harmful creatures, and they often
escape only because of the assistance of Gandalf and other good creatures they meet. Bilbo
proves himself essential to the quest, saving the dwarves on many occasions with his valor
and skill. His success is partly due to a magic ring that he takes from a strange, dark
creature named Gollum, who lives in the dank, dark caves below the Misty Mountains. Gollum
is clammy and slimy and he refers to his ring as my precious. Bilbo even manages to
discover Smaug's weak spot, the bare area under his ear, which allows the dragon to be
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