Gandalf! Oh boy Gandalf Gandalf Gandalf! He’s here! I feel like a small, adorable hobbit child that runs after his cart, waiting for fireworks. Oh yeah, that happens on this page. But, sadly, Gandalf does not give off a short burst of fireworks to appease the children, meaning that the scene ends like this:
In fact, once Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarves have finished unloading the fireworks into Bag End, Gandalf shoos the children away. No generosity there! If anyone here is at all nice, it’s Bilbo, who gives out pennies, albeit begrudgingly. Once inside, Bilbo and Gandalf, in a conversation nearly identical to in the movie, discuss Bilbo’s plan and joke at the party. We don’t get the details, but there’s something up his sleeve. We do get the fact that the party is on Thursday, so we’re getting close to it!
No First Mentions today! How sad! Like the children.
Interesting and annoying to note is that fact that this page includes two runes, a “G” for Gandalf, and some other sort of elf-rune, both of which are labels on Gandalf’s packages. As you might remember, I’m typing this up as I go, and there’s isn’t exactly an elf-rune font in TextEdit. So I used Greek. In the future, just imagine that all runes are Greek. It’s not that far off.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
My computer wanted to correct “nasturtians” to “nasturtiums”. Nasturtiums, as they are known in not-Middle Earth, are known for their bright colors, and look like this:
It’s nice to know that Tolkien knew what he was talking about when Gandalf remarks on how bright Bilbo’s garden is, not to mention red and golden. The other flowers are sunflowers and snapdragons.
Did I mention that this is going to get detailed? When one of the most exciting points on a page is Bilbo’s garden, we’re going to go into detail.
“‘We shall see,’ said Bilbo.”