Ch. 15 – Deceit

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.

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

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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. 13 – Playing with Fire

Playing With Fire

POV – Bilbo/Frodo

In which Gilda and Bilbo dance, Bargo is told he is not the dearest to Frodo’s heart, and the boys have a very hot time.

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The family starts to behave badly and things get interesting.

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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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Ch. 11 – Preparations

Preparations

POV – Bilbo/Frodo (In each of the next five chapters, the POV starts with Bilbo and shifts back to Frodo.)

In which Bilbo ponders tradition and Frodo ponders obedience.

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So, if the last chapter was about the loss of history, what do hobbits remember of their cultural past? Less with each generation.

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Ch. 08 – Affection

Affection

POV – Frodo

In which Frodo translates elvish, realizes that Bilbo is in love, has a heart-to-heart with one of his cousins, and remembers how he got so good at pleasing others.

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We’ve seen Frodo interacting with the adults for some time. Now we get to find out more about his relationships with other tweens.

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