Now, what is a hobbit, you ask? Well,.
"Hobbits are little people, smaller than" dwarves.
peace and quiet and good tilled earth." A respectable race,.
hobbits lived for serenity. Bilbo himself enjoyed sitting.
outside, smoking his wooden pipe. Now if a dilemma hadn't reared.
its ugly hear, Baggins would probably still be at his house, his.
worst fear only dealing with messy housekeeping. Such, however is.
not the case. Gandalf, the Great Wizard himself, and thirteen.
dwarves (their names were Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori,.
Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin, for those of.
you who are adept in remembering names) burst into his life,.
pulling the hobbit out of his quiet home, and sending him in an.
adventure filled with dangers, dragons, gold, and most certainly.
unpeaceful realms. As hobbits will do, Bilbo found himself on.
enchanted paths, wishing he had never gone. He hoped to indeed.
live up to Gandalf's standard of him, since he was the one who.
chose him to journey into the desolate lands of Smaug, a golden-.
red dragon who had stolen hoards of gold and silver wrought by the.
dwarves/ But. what was the use of a Hobbit in the journey Bilb.
had answered his own question, when he summoned the courage to.
save the dwarves from perils along the way, such as goblins, giant.
spiders, and elven dugeons. He did this all with the help of a.
Ring, enchanted to make the wearer invisible. "Bless my soul, a.
hobbit CAN be useful!" But usefulness in itself does not a task.
complete. There was still the fact that the dwarf's gold had not.
been claimed, and Smaug still lay in the heart of the mountain.
The band of travelers had crossed much terrain, hills, mountains,.
swamps, and gloomy forests, including the dark Mirkwood itself.
Within these settings, conflicts with the other races were.
allowed, and the travels caused hardships of famine, lost.
direction, and plain uneasiness. Along the way, Bilbo had.
encountered a magic ring, which he stole from a monster known as.