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Queer Lodgings

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[[Image:Michael Hague - Beorn.jpg|thumb|left|[[Beorn]], [[Gandalf]] and [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]]]
 
[[Image:Michael Hague - Beorn.jpg|thumb|left|[[Beorn]], [[Gandalf]] and [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]]]
It is morning in the [[Eagle's Eyrie]] and [[Bilbo Baggins]] wakes up<ref>According to [http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Durin%27s_Day.html calculations] by [[Andreas Moehn]], the day is [[July 13]]</ref>. Soon, fifteen [[Eagles]] safely carry [[Thorin and Company]] (including Bilbo and [[Gandalf]]) to [[Carrock]]. Bilbo is frightened of the flight and the Eagle carrying him attempts to cheer him up.
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It is morning in the [[Eagle's Eyrie]] and [[Bilbo Baggins]] wakes up<ref>According to [http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Durin%27s_Day.html calculations] by [[Andreas Moehn]], the date is [[July 13]] of {{TA|2941}}</ref>. Soon, fifteen [[Eagles]] safely carry [[Thorin and Company]] (including Bilbo and [[Gandalf]]) to [[Carrock]]. Bilbo is frightened of the flight and the Eagle carrying him attempts to cheer him up.
  
 
Once the Eagles leave, the company descends to a small cave at the bottom of the Carrock and plan their next move, and they are saddened to hear that Gandalf will leave them in a few days; however he intended to find Somebody he knew when he visited that region again, some years ago. Then they bathe and dry their clothes under the midday [[Sun]] and cross the ford.
 
Once the Eagles leave, the company descends to a small cave at the bottom of the Carrock and plan their next move, and they are saddened to hear that Gandalf will leave them in a few days; however he intended to find Somebody he knew when he visited that region again, some years ago. Then they bathe and dry their clothes under the midday [[Sun]] and cross the ford.

Revision as of 22:14, 5 March 2011

The Hobbit chapters
  1. An Unexpected Party
  2. Roast Mutton
  3. A Short Rest
  4. Over Hill and Under Hill
  5. Riddles in the Dark
  6. Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
  7. Queer Lodgings
  8. Flies and Spiders
  9. Barrels Out of Bond
  10. A Warm Welcome
  11. On the Doorstep
  12. Inside Information
  13. Not at Home
  14. Fire and Water
  15. The Gathering of the Clouds
  16. A Thief in the Night
  17. The Clouds Burst
  18. The Return Journey
  19. The Last Stage

Queer Lodgings is the 7th chapter of The Hobbit.

Synopsis

It is morning in the Eagle's Eyrie and Bilbo Baggins wakes up[1]. Soon, fifteen Eagles safely carry Thorin and Company (including Bilbo and Gandalf) to Carrock. Bilbo is frightened of the flight and the Eagle carrying him attempts to cheer him up.

Once the Eagles leave, the company descends to a small cave at the bottom of the Carrock and plan their next move, and they are saddened to hear that Gandalf will leave them in a few days; however he intended to find Somebody he knew when he visited that region again, some years ago. Then they bathe and dry their clothes under the midday Sun and cross the ford.

On their way Gandalf tells them that this important person in Beorn, a skin-changer, who is generally kind, but gets angry easily and he becomes appalling then. Gandalf explained that he is no furrier (as Bilbo misunderstood) and eats only cream and honey, not eating his animals.

It was the middle of the afternoon before they came to patches of flowers, and Bilbo sees huge bees, at the edge of his bee-pastures. After a while they come to a belt of tall ancient oaks, and then a high thorn-hedge. Gandalf then explains that a pair of Dwarves should follow him at an interval of five minutes (Bombur would come last) and goes with Bilbo to find the gate.

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References

  1. According to calculations by Andreas Moehn, the date is July 13 of T.A. 2941