This week, we open The Lord of the Rings and discuss the prefatory material, including Tolkien’s discussion of allegory and applicability.
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This week, Bilbo rescues the dwarves from the halls of the Wood Elf King, and the company arrives in Laketown in the ninth and tenth chapters of The Hobbit!
The dwarves return to the mountain and block off as many gates as they can to prepare for war.