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Old Bilbo: That is private. Keep your sticky paws off. [Frodo start to look at the book, Bilbo hides the text] It's not ready yet.
Frodo: Not ready for what?
Old Bilbo: Reading. What on earth are these?
Frodo: Replies to the party invitations.
Old Bilbo: [excited] Good gracious. Is it today?
Frodo: They all said they are coming. Except for the Sackville-Bagginses. They demand that you ask them in person.
Old Bilbo: Really... Over my dead body.
Frodo: They'd probably find that quite agreeable. They seem to think you have tunnels overflowing with gold.
Old Bilbo: It was one small chest; hardly overflowing! And it still smells of troll! [Hides some gold cups]
Frodo: What on earth are you doing?
Old Bilbo: Taking precautions! You know I caught her making off with the silverware once.
Old Bilbo: Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. She had all my spoons stuffed in her pockets! Ha! Dreadful woman! Make sure you keep an eye of her after I, um, I... When I'm...
Frodo: When you're what?
Old Bilbo: It's nothing, nothing...
Frodo: You know, some people are beginning to wonder about you, uncle. They think you are becoming odd.
Old Bilbo: Odd?
Frodo: Hmm, unsociable.
Old Bilbo: Unsociable? Me? Nonsense! [Hands Frodo a sign] Be a good lad and put that out at the gate.
[The sign reads "No admittance; Except on party business."]
Gandalf: What do you mean? Do you mean to wish me a good morning, or do you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not? Or perhaps you mean to say that you feel good this particular morning? Or are you simply stating that it is a morning to be good on?
Bilbo: ...All of them at once, I suppose. [long pause] Can I help you?
Gandalf: That remains to be seen. I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure.
Bilbo: An adventure?... Well, I don't imagine anyone west of Bree would have much interest in adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things. Make you late for dinner! [When Gandalf still doesn't leave, Bilbo awkwardly goes to his mail, pretending to pay no attention to him. Finally, he clears his throat.] Good morning! [Heads for his front door]
Gandalf: To think that I should have lived to be "good morninged" by Belladonna Took's son as if I were selling buttons at the door!
Bilbo: [stops] Beg your pardon?
Gandalf: You've changed. And not entirely for the better, Bilbo Baggins.
Bilbo: I'm sorry, do I know you?
Gandalf: Well, you know my name although you don't remember I belong to it; I am Gandalf! And Gandalf means... me.
Bilbo: Not Gandalf, the wandering wizard who made such excellent fireworks. Old Took use to have them on Mid-summer's Eve. [chuckles] No idea you were still in business.
Gandalf: And where else should I be? [Bilbo continues to smoke his pipe] All the same, I'm pleased to find you remember something about me, even if it's only my fireworks. Well, that's decided. It will be very good for you... and most amusing for me. I shall inform the others.
Bilbo: [startled] Inform who? Wait, wha- no! No. No, wait. We do not want any adventures here, thank you- not today! Not-- I suggest you try over the Hill or across the Water. Good morning! [Hurries inside and shuts the door]
Dwalin: [Bows] Dwalin. At your service.
Bilbo: Uh, Bilbo Baggins. At yours. [Dwalin walks in] Do we know each other?
Dwalin: No. Which way, laddie? Is it down here?
Bilbo: Is what down where?
Dwalin: Supper. He said there'd be food and lots of it.
Bilbo: He said? Who said?
[Dwalin proceeds to the kitchen and eats Bilbo's dinner]
Dwalin: Very good, this. Any more?
Bilbo: What? Oh, uh, yes, yes. Help yourself. It's just that, um, I wasn't expecting company.
[The doorbell rings]
Dwalin: That'll be the door.
[Bilbo opens the door, the dwarf smiles and bows]
Balin: Balin. At your service.
Bilbo: Good evening.
Balin: Yes, it is. Though, I think it might rain later. Am I late?
Bilbo: Late for what?
Balin: OH! Evening, brother!
Dwalin: Ho ho, by my beard! You are shorter and wider than last we met.
Balin: Wider not shorter. Sharp enough for both of us.
[Dwalin and Balin laugh and butt heads. They proceed to raid Bilbo's pantry while talking with each other]
Bilbo: Excuse me? Sorry, I hate to interrupt, but the thing is I'm not entirely sure you're in the right house. It's not that I don't like visitors. I like visitors as much as the next hobbit, but I do like to know them before they come visiting. The thing is, uh, the thing is, I don't know either of you, not in the slightest. I don't mean to be blunt, but I had to speak my mind. I'm sorry.
Balin: [suddenly noticing that Bilbo was talking] Apology accepted. [smiles, to Bilbo's growing confusion]
Kíli: And Kíli.
Fíli and Kíli: [bowing] At your service.
Kíli: You must be Mr. Boggins!
Bilbo: Nope! You can't come in; you've come to the wrong house.
[Bilbo tries to shut the door, but Kíli pushes it open]
Kíli: [deflated] What? Has it been cancelled?
Fíli: No one told us.
Bilbo: Ca-? No, nothing's been cancelled.
Kíli: [smiles] That's a relief!
[They walk in as if they had been expected.]
Fíli: Careful with these. I just had 'em sharpened. [tosses Bilbo their blades]
Kíli: It's nice, this place. You do it yourself?
Bilbo: Well, no, it's been in the family for years- [Sees Kíli rubbing his shoes on the furniture] That's my mother's glory box! Could you please not do that?
Dwalin: Fíli, Kíli, come on. Give us a hand.
Kíli: [smiling at the sight of Dwalin] Mr. Dwalin.
[Dwalin leads Fíli and Kíli into the dining room.]
Balin: [about the table] Let's shove this in the hallway. Otherwise, we'll never get everyone in.
Bilbo: [surprised] He-- Everyone?! How many more are there? [doorbell rings again, Bilbo is getting rather cross as he heads for the door.] Oh no. No, no. [louder, tossing the knives to the floor] There's nobody home! Go away and bother somebody else! There's far too many dwarves in my dining room as it is! I-i-if this is some... clot-head's idea of a joke... [chuckles sarcastically] ...I can only say. It is in very poor taste! [opens the door and eight dwarves (Dori, Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur) fall down on top of each other. Gandalf stands behind looking at Bilbo.] [with an irritated look on his face] Gandalf.