Just like the index page for my The Lord Of The Rings readthrough (which you can find here) I thought it was time to do one for my The Hobbit series. As with LOTR there, these descriptions might be droll, but the entries themselves largely aren’t.
Chapter One: An Unexpected Party – Wherein our intrepid burglar deals with the cultural minefield of asking other races to clean up after themselves.
Chapter Two: Roast Mutton – Tolkien tackles class war in his own indomitable style.
Chapter Three: A Short Rest – The elves are…not as I remember.
Chapter Four: Over Hill And Under Hill – Because “Over Mountain And Under Mountain” was a bit much.
Chapter Five: Riddles In The Dark – Hang on, I’m trying to remember a good one about being an old man in the morning, or something.
Chapter Six: Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire – That is the chapter title, with the dash and the lack of a comma.
Chapter Seven: Queer Lodgings – You just know those dogs have cold dead eyes.
Chapter Eight: Flies And Spiders – A lot more of the latter unfortunately.
Chapter Nine: Barrels Out Of Bond – They should have just paid up.
Chapter Ten: A Warm Welcome – Warm like a snake I’m sure.
Chapter Eleven: On The Doorstep – Sarah Koenig style.
Chapter Twelve: Inside Information – “I’m totally smart enough to verbally spar with the dragon”
Chapter Thirteen: Not At Home – Please leave a message under the gold.
Chapter Fourteen: Fire And Water – Charmander and Squirtle.
Chapter Fifteen: The Gathering Of The Clouds – Tis fierce mild.
Chapter Sixteen: A Thief In The Night – Wherein Bilbo becomes the ultimate moral arbiter.
Chapter Seventeen: The Clouds Burst – Because they were full of bats?
Chapter Eighteen: The Return Journey – An awfully long time to spend with Beorn…
Chapter Nineteen: The Last Stage – Man, the Shire really wanted that hobbit dead huh?