A short rest:

Glad to be alive the Company follow Gandalfs lead towards ‘The last homely house’, the residence of Elrond; a descendant from elves and ‘heroes of the North’. To the sound of singing elves they arrive in the fair valley of Rivendell, and the travellers are happy to get to a place of rest, though there is a history of conflict between the Dwarves and the Elves that must be disregarded.

They benefit greatly from Elronds wisdom during their stay. Not only does he offer a good amount of insight regarding the quest, but he gives them two special swords of protection. Moreover, he can help solve the riddles of the map.

Do you think Elrond is in league with Gandalf in setting up this Quest? What part does nature play in Tolkiens ‘the Hobbit’? What impression do you get of Rivendell and the elves in this chapter? Join us in #thehalloffire as we take a closer look at Chapter 3 of ‘The Hobbit’ – A short rest.

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