Ch. 22 – Plots

Plots

POV – Bilbo

In which the travelers set out for home, a weasel is found at the Badger, words are said, meanings are tangled, Frodo is shocked (as usual), and we finally meet the Widow Grubb.

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Bilbo is revolted at Frodo’s treatment by their kin and in a mood for payback. It is the moment he decides to get engaged with Shire politics as he did not when he returned from his adventure.

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Ch. 19 – Home

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.

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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. 17 – On Merry Yule

On Merry Yule

POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo surveys the damage, remembers the past, conducts a deal, confronts a problem, and exchanges gifts.

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This is my “Yule” chapter in a more conventional sense, with a feast and gift-exchange. For those interested in the back-story I am creating on Bilbo for my stories, there are some glimpses of it part way through the chapter as he gets ready for the Yule feast and talks about events of his own youth with Frodo.

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Ch. 14 – Burning

Burning

POV – Bilbo/Frodo

In which Bilbo ponders jealousy, degrees of relationship are recounted, and Frodo finds a new use for his thigh.

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Bilbo has to do some more thinking about his own desires, though he’s trying to ignore them. Frodo is hopeful others will stop ignoring his.

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Ch. 12 – The Blooding

The Blooding

POV – Bilbo/Frodo

In which someone gets Rory’s goat, Bilbo recites a poem about flower and fruit, wolves are noticed in Northfarthing, and a rat, a snake and a badger have a little chat.

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Wintermark begins in earnest and the family is (temporarily, I’m sure) on relatively good behavior.

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