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22 August, 3019 [The Lord of the Rings]

  • The travellers come to Isengard; they take leave of the King of the West at sunset


22 August, 2941 [The Hobbit]

  • The company is first captured by spiders and later by the Wood-elves.

So he [Bilbo] sat himself down with his back to a tree, and not for the last time fell to thinking of his far-distant hobbit-hole with its beautiful pantries. He was deep in thoughts of bacon and eggs and toast and butter when he felt something touch him. Something like a strong sticky string was against his left hand, and when he tried to move he found that his legs were already wrapped in the same stuff, so that when he got up he fell over.

[The Hobbit, Chapter 8: Flies and Spiders]

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  1. These little snap shots are fab Alice, keep them coming.