The Hobbit who led the Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim
their treasure from the dragon Smaug. He found the One Ring in Gollum's cave

GANDALF: The Wizard that accompanies Bilbo and the dwarves on their quest. He is
well versed in magic spells and often calls upon them to save his comrades.

THORIN OAKENSHIELD: Son of the King of Dwarves who were driven from the Lonel y

Mountain by Smaug. With the aid of Gandalf and Bilbo he seeks regain his trea
sure and the throne. When Smaug died he truly became King under the Mountain, t
hough he was killed in combat in the battle of five Armies. SMAUG: The dragon of
the Lonely Mountain who hordes the treasure he stole from the dwarves of Dale.

GOLLUM: He is perfect example of the evil powers of the One Ring. He was born a

Hobbit but had the ring too long. It made him into a slimey little creature who
only lives to possess the ring. BARD: The archer who killed Smaug. He shot the
dragon in the one spot it had no protection. The towns people later considered
him a hero. What the people didn't know it was Bilbo who discovered the weak
spot in the dragon's iron scales. BEORN: An enemy of orcs, he becomes friends
with Bilbo and Gandalf. He has th e ability to change forms from human to bear.

It is he who determines the outco me of the battle of five Armies. STORY SUMMARY

The book begins with Bilbo Baggins enjoying a pipe after breakfast. Th is is one
of his favorite pleasures and he feels quite content in doing so. He is
middle-aged, and resides in a clean warm burrow in the ground. One morning

Gandalf, a wizard stops by to chat with Bilbo. He informs Bilbo that he is
looking for someone to go on an adventure with him. Although Bilbo is tempted he
declines, but not before inviting Gandalf for tea the next morning. The next day

Bilbo hears his doorbell and he recalls inviting Gandalf for tea, but instead of
the wizard at the door, there is a group of dwarves... thirteen in all. Thorin
son of the dwarf king starts to outline a plan on how to regain the tr easure
stolen by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo is shocked to realize these plans involve him!

He then realizes that Gandalf has tricked him by inscribing on his doo r that he
was a burglar seeking a job with lots of excitement. With all this talk of
quests and glory Bilbo decides to join the party after all. Gandalf reveals a
key and a map of their journey which ends at the Lon ely Mountain. It is there
that the treasure of Thorin's ancestors are kept-guar ded by Smaug. The quest
begins and the party meets at the Green Dragon Inn. From there they venture into
the Lone-lands. As heavy rains begin to fall, Bilbo notice s that Gandalf is
missing. When it starts to pour they stop to investigate a light. There Bilbo
finds three trolls grumbling about food. Bilbo decides to live up to title of
burglar and attempts to pick one of the trolls pocket. However they quickly
capture him. The dwarfs see what's going on and try to save poor Bilbo... yet
all of them except Thorin is caught. Thorin formulates a plan of freeing them
but fails. Gandalf returns and occupies the trolls till dawn, then the turn into
stone. They group take the two swords and a knife the trolls were carrying. The
travelers come across the Secret Valley. There they stop at Elrond 's Last

Homely House. Elrond tells them the only way to use the key that Thorin
possesses is to wait where the thrush knocks and the setting sun will shine up
on the keyhole. The next morning the group heads toward the Misty Mountains. A
storm has caused them to seek shelter in a cave. The cave however turns out to
be an entrance to the goblin kingdom. Once again the group is captured. Only

Gandalf is free, and he slays the Goblin King, and once again free the party
from impend ing doom. During the escape Bilbo is knocked unconscious and is left
behind. He awakes to find himself power which makes it's wearer invisible - the
ring which Bilbo found. Bilbo slips the ring upon his finger and disappears. He
follows Gollum stealthily toward the entrance to the outside world. He then
bounds over Gollu m's head to freedom. Outside he