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Everything There is to Know About My AdventuresOld Bilbo Baggins: "My dear, Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there is to know about my adventures. While I honestly say I have told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it."
Reflecting on the adventure, an older Bilbo Baggins tells his beloved friend Frodo the parts of his journey that he previously left out. Spoiler: The parts he left out are the good ones.
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Someone to Share in an AdventureBilbo Baggins: "Can I help you?"
Gandalf: "Bilbo Baggins, I am looking for someone to share in an adventure."
When Bilbo Baggins is first approached by Gandalf, he's startled to learn that Gandalf wants him to join a company and embark on an adventure. Little Bilbo Baggins from Bag End? Yes, him.
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Loyalty, Honor, a Willing HeartThorin Oakenshield: "We will reclaim our homeland. I will take each and every one of these dwarves over the mightiest army. Loyalty, honor, a willing heart, I can ask no more than that."
Thorin knows that he might not have the fiercest group of men in his troupe but he surely has men who bring loyalty, honor and heart, three things that are immeasurable.
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A Tale or Two to TellGandalf: "You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back."
Bilbo Baggins: "Can you promise that I will come back?"
Gandalf: "No, and if you do, you will not be the same."
With good reason, Bilbo Baggins has some hesitations before heading out on the adventure. Gandalf cannot guarantee Bilbo's safety but he can tell Bilbo that if he returns safely from the trip, he will never be the same.
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The Dwarves are DeterminedGandalf: "Far to the east, over ranges and rivers, lies a single, solitary peak. The dwarves are determined to reclaim their homeland."
Gandalf explains the main mission of the ultimate adventure, for the dwarves to take back control of their homeland. Yes, this task is easier said than done.
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