Book Cover, The HobbitThe first six quotes today are again from The Hobbit, by J.R. R. Tolkien. This is from the original book – I have a feeling they’ll have to put in some additional material to make three films! (Not to mention that Frodo wasn’t even born yet in the original Hobbit.) These quotes have been tweeted from @sueannbowling over the period from December 13 through 19, and today I am putting them in context.

“It was a turning point in his career, but he did not know it.” Bilbo has just found the Ring.

“Go back? No good at all. Go sideways? Impossible. Go forward? Only thing to do!” Bilbo pressing on in the goblins’ tunnels.

”Any excuse would do for him to slide out of it.” Bilbo’s thoughts of how unlikely it was that Gollum would keep his promise to show him the way out.

“The wizard never minded explaining his cleverness more than once.” Bilbo was not with the dwarves when Gandalf first explained how he rescued them, but Gandalf has no objection to repeating the story.

“Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves.” Bilbo’s thoughts as he, the dwarves, and Gandalf are all in trees, surrounded by wolves.

“You ought not to be rude to an eagle.” Especially when you’re riding on his back!

“Let’s head for the food.” Sue Ann Bowling, Tourist Trap. Roi is starting to recover from an episode of severe low blood sugar – low enough he has passed out.

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