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  • Info Servo
    The Hobbit: ch. 11 On the Doorstep. The Dwarven company and Bilbo were near the foot of the Lonely Mountain by the Lake-Men, who refused to pass beyond the
    Message 1 of 2 , May 6, 2004
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      The Hobbit: ch. 11 On the Doorstep.


      The Dwarven company and Bilbo were near the foot of
      the Lonely Mountain by the Lake-Men, who refused to
      pass beyond the Desolation of Smaug for fear of the
      Dragon. In the desolate wilderness, where nothing had
      grown since Smaug's attack on Erebor, nothing had
      grown and it was much easier to believe that he
      existed. And so, the Company made a quiet miserable
      journey in the dark to the mountain itself.

      Balin, Fili, Kili, and Bilbo went out to scout the
      area, seeing little more than the ruin of Dale, and
      the smokey entrance to the Mountain. The camp was
      moved into a narrow valley, where there was more grass
      for the ponies and they began their search for the
      secret door into Erebor. Several days passed without
      success, when suddenly Bilbo came across some
      concealed steps that led to a narrow ridge. The ridge
      was concealed from view, and there was a smooth
      doorway with no hinges or holes. The Dwarves tried as
      they might to get inside the smooth Dwarf-door, but
      nothing worked (even fragments of spells were used).
      But there was still celebration among them for finding
      it. They left camp that morning (except Bifur and
      Bombur, who stayed with the ponies, Bombur saying he
      was too fat for the path) and tried again to beat at
      the door with their tools, but the magic was too
      strong. Dwalin began making suggestions that Bilbo
      sneak in the front gate invisibly, something Bilbo did
      not like the thought of.

      At the next sunset, Bilbo was deep in thought, when he
      heard a thrush pounding some snails against the rock.
      Bilbo immediatly remembered the words of the map and
      called the Dwarves over (except the ever lazy Bombur).
      As the sun set, it sent a ray of light upon the door
      and revealed a secret keyhole. Thorin rushed to
      unlock the door and indeed it did finally open!

      Now the path to the treasure, as well as to Smaug, lay
      open. But who would dare enter the dragon's layer?




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    • Servo Kamen
      The Hobbit: ch. 11 On the Doorstep. The Dwarven company and Bilbo were near the foot of the Lonely Mountain by the Lake-Men, who refused to pass beyond the
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 28, 2004
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        The Hobbit: ch. 11 On the Doorstep.


        The Dwarven company and Bilbo were near the foot of
        the Lonely Mountain by the Lake-Men, who refused to
        pass beyond the Desolation of Smaug for fear of the
        Dragon. In the desolate wilderness, where nothing had
        grown since Smaug's attack on Erebor, nothing had
        grown and it was much easier to believe that he
        existed. And so, the Company made a quiet miserable
        journey in the dark to the mountain itself.

        Balin, Fili, Kili, and Bilbo went out to scout the
        area, seeing little more than the ruin of Dale, and
        the smokey entrance to the Mountain. The camp was
        moved into a narrow valley, where there was more grass
        for the ponies and they began their search for the
        secret door into Erebor. Several days passed without
        success, when suddenly Bilbo came across some
        concealed steps that led to a narrow ridge. The ridge
        was concealed from view, and there was a smooth
        doorway with no hinges or holes. The Dwarves tried as
        they might to get inside the smooth Dwarf-door, but
        nothing worked (even fragments of spells were used).
        But there was still celebration among them for finding
        it. They left camp that morning (except Bifur and
        Bombur, who stayed with the ponies, Bombur saying he
        was too fat for the path) and tried again to beat at
        the door with their tools, but the magic was too
        strong. Dwalin began making suggestions that Bilbo
        sneak in the front gate invisibly, something Bilbo did
        not like the thought of.

        At the next sunset, Bilbo was deep in thought, when he
        heard a thrush pounding some snails against the rock.
        Bilbo immediatly remembered the words of the map and
        called the Dwarves over (except the ever lazy Bombur).
        As the sun set, it sent a ray of light upon the door
        and revealed a secret keyhole. Thorin rushed to
        unlock the door and indeed it did finally open!

        Now the path to the treasure, as well as to Smaug, lay
        open. But who would dare enter the dragon's layer?

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