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Things I Didn’t Remember About ‘Flies and Spiders’

In case you missed it, we’re currently reading The Hobbit this month, our Staff Reporter Maria is hosting this read-along both here and on our brand new Facebook group (come and join us!), she’s writing amazing weekly posts too, be sure to stay tuned to not miss them.

This week’s chapters to read are:

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

The other day I was reading chapter 8, Flies and Spiders, and I realised that I had completely forgotten many things, it usually happens to me when I watch the movies many times rather than rereading the books. So, I grabbed my trusted Moleskine and jotted down a couple of notes that might be fun to share with you all.

  • Dori is the strongest Dwarf, while Fili is the youngest one.
  • Bilbo and the Dwarves actually meet a white deer, but Thorin manages to hit it with an arrow; they don’t follow it because Bombur falls in the waters, asleep.
  • Bilbo climbs the trees for the Dwarves’ will, he’s surrounded by black butterflies and cannot see the Lonely Mountain nor the Lake, since they are in a hollow and the other trees are too tall for him.
  • Bilbo tells the story of Gollum and the Ring to the Dwarves.
  • Beeches are the favourite trees of Sylvan Elves.
  • Fili has such a long nose that he can survive from the cobweb cocoon.

Did you remember these things? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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