Ch. 18 – Moot


POV – Frodo

In which the Free Folk face their dragons.


Bilbo is tired of trying to reason with you people…

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Ch. 17 – Sting


POV – Bilbo

In which madmen meet, luck is debated, confidences are shared, and Bilbo returns to old tunnels to ponder new possibilities.


A certain piece of magical jewelry is working overtime to find the chink in Bilbo’s armor. It’s almost right.

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Ch. 13 – Tell


POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo tells stories of the past, the Shire’s and his own, listens to the tales of others, and refuses to be told what to do.


This chapter is mostly a large invention of Shire history, personal and political. Without quite knowing it, Bilbo puts his finger on what is truly happening around them.

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Ch. 10 – Delving


POV – Frodo

In which Frodo and Bilbo journey to the Fair and unearth the past.


The past is never dead. It’s not even past. And it’s about to walk through the door.

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Ch. 9 – Forgive


POV – Bilbo

In which relatives arrive, old wrongs are unearthed, new problems arise, and most are in need of forgiveness.


Bilbo has been brooding about the wrongs done to Frodo for months and the Buckland contingent just rolled into town. This is not going to end well.

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