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.
Wintermark begins in earnest and the family is (temporarily, I’m sure) on relatively good behavior.
Continue reading Ch. 12 – The Blooding
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.
So, if the last chapter was about the loss of history, what do hobbits remember of their cultural past? Less with each generation.
Continue reading Ch. 11 – Preparations
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.
We’ve seen Frodo interacting with the adults for some time. Now we get to find out more about his relationships with other tweens.
Continue reading Ch. 08 – Affection
POV – Frodo
In which Merry makes a mess, Esmie makes a move, Bargo makes a fuss, Rory makes a point, and Frodo makes a very big mistake.
We finally get Frodo’s perspective on the tangled family relations of Brandy Hall. And kind of wish we hadn’t…
Continue reading Ch. 06 – Seduction