The Hobbit, Bilbo's Journey by J.R Tolkien

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Bilbo's Journey

Before Bilbo Baggins meets Thorin, he was a tiny and modest creature living as an ordinary hobbit, in his average hobbit hole. Thorin, who plays the role of a guardian angel in this story, watches over Bilbo as he seeks to complete his journey . The series of events that Bilbo has to face on this journey will change his life forever! He might be at this moment a common hobbit, who is afraid of almost anything, but after his journey he will be fearless and full of confidence!!! He will be a hero of his fantasy world and stories will be told of him for ages to come. However, there are many obstacles that block Bilbo from completing his journey: Goblins, a creature named Gollum, wolves, and dragons (smaug).

The first obstacle Bilbo and his friends run into are the goblins, wicked and savage creatures, who pillage all who tend to be in their destructive range.

They come upon a crowd of scrawnier individuals (the dwarves and Bilbo), in great numbers. They steal food as well as destroy all things that intervene with their plundering. Bilbo escapes the goblins' terrible onslaught of rage and destruction through a big cave in the side of the mountain, only to get lost deep within the massive walls of the dark and dreary caverns!!!

The next barrier Bilbo has to overcome is his confrontation with Gollum, Whom he meets after he escapes from the goblins. Way down deep in the caverns of misty mountain, Bilbo finds himself telling riddles in pitch darkness for his freedom. Now you may ask why was he telling riddles? Well, Gollum loves riddles, and he promises Bilbo, that if he tells a riddle that Gollum can't answer, then he will show him the way...