Summary of the Hobbit Evaluation of the Hobbit Description of Bilbo Baggins

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The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien's, The Hobbit is a story about a long and dangerous journey that a group of dwarves and a single Hobbit depart on, in search for their ancestors stolen treasure through the mythical lands of middle earth. Before I start this tale let me tell you what a Hobbit is. Hobbits are small merry creatures, about half the size of an average man, fat in the belly, brown curly hair on their heads and on their feet, and they usually dress in bright colors, particularly red and yellow. Hobbits enjoy simple calm lives; never traveling too far away from their cozy, warm holes. They love eating and drinking (a lot), smoking their long brown pipes, and sitting around the fire sipping tea and talking. So as you can see Hobbits do not normally go on long and dangerous journeys.

One beautiful spring morning while our Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins was smoking his pipe and blowing smoke rings into the sweat flower fragranced air, the legendary wizard, Gandalf came and sat next to him.

Gandalf asked Bilbo if he would like to come with him on an adventure. In response Bilbo got up and marched right into his hole, never once looking back at Gandalf. The next day at teatime thirteen dwarves showed up at Bilbo's door insisting that he come with them on their journey to find their ancestors stolen treasure. With the word "treasure" Bilbo agreed to join them.

Bright and early next morning Bilbo Baggins and the thirteen dwarves saddled up their ponies (for they were not tall enough to ride horses) and started to navigate through the green and wet woods of Riverdell. In these woods, they encountered trolls. Trolls are big chubby creatures with long droopy faces, who are always looking for a meal.