Ch. 19 – Home


POV – Frodo

In which Frodo bids many cousins farewell, Gilda resists a great temptation, Rory does as the Master should, and Frodo finally finds his way home.


It’s been a rough trip and it’s not over, but Frodo has begun thinking of himself as a Baggins, not a Brandybuck.

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Ch. 18 – Shed


POV – Frodo

In which Frodo makes his mark, fulfills two deep desires, ponders Shire politics, and gets some sympathy from Bilbo.


Frodo has done a lot of growing up in the last 48 hours.

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Ch. 15 – Deceit


POV – Bilbo/Frodo

In which Bilbo considers the Ring, Esmie considers fidelity, Odogar considers revolt, Tom considers kisses, Mac considers Sara, and Frodo considers breathing.


Mix alcohol, late hours and unresolved conflicts together, and fireworks will happen.

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Ch. 10 – Hedge and Bridge

Hedge and Bridge

POV – Bilbo

In which an axe is named, Sara’s ribs are mentioned, salt is pondered, and the history of the Dwarves and the Elves is recounted.


Hobbits have a hard time with history. In JRRT’s account of them, they were relatively recent comers to Arthedain, having long been nomads.

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