Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elvesthat would keep them in their clutches for some time. And to find out theweakness of an evil dragon bent on destroying all those opposing him. Our littlehobbit friend is quite an extraordinary little fellow compared to many whoprobably would have run off the first chance they had, and he proves himself bybeing brave. He doesn’t just think about saving his own hide, but all thedwarves as well. Bilbo Baggins, that is the name of our hero, finds a ring onthe floor of a cave; little does he know that this will save he and his friendsmany a time.
Giant spiders capture him and his friends as they are passingthrough the woods. He first kills the spider that is trying to eat him with hissword. After which he puts on his ring of invisibility and taunts the spidersinto following him away from his friends. He then doubles back and cuts hisfriends out of their respective webs. After that there is a long battle thespiders venom had weakened the dwarves almost to a point that they couldn’tstand. So Bilbo had to do most of the fighting.
He saved his friends. They getaway and all live happily ever after. . . right? No there will be more danger thisis only the beginning. After all of Bilbo’s friends are saved elves capturethem.
It is a good thing Bilbo has his ring on. He follows the elves and getsinto the place in which they are captured. He then hatches a plan to save them. He has to steal a key when there is a large banquet happening so as most of theelves are busy, then he must release his friends and stow them away in barrelsthat are to be sent down the river having been used. Now this sounds like adifficult task but not for our friend Bilbo who is very adept at getting out oftight situations. He releases his friends much to all the elves dismay.
Thenafter all the trouble you would think the rest to be a walk in the park. It isjust not that easy. Now they must face a dragon, to claim the treasure they wereafter from the beginning. Bilbo goes into the dragon’s cave silently andinvisibly but the dragon has an astute sense of smell! Bilbo has been caught. However not completely caught because the dragon can still not see him. So Bilbotalks the dragon into seeing his underbelly, knowing full well that every dragonhas a weak spot on the bottom of their stomachs.
The dragon’s pretentiousnature makes him believe he has no weak spot, so he shows his stomach. There itis a small space of un-armored stomach. He has gotten what he came for andstarts to leave the dragon hears this and becomes enraged flying in thedirection of the sound and almost burns poor Bilbo alive. But he escapes.
Thedragon still enraged flies out and wrecks the entrance the dwarves and Bilbocame in after which he goes to try and destroy a town that the dragon concludedhad aided Bilbo but word of the dragons weak spot had already been received byone in the village. He takes his arrow aims and fires it straight into thedragon’s heart killing it in mid air. Now that the dragon is dead thetravelers are free to claim the treasure, but not before a Great War withhumans, elves, and dwarves on one side. Wargs (evil wolves), and goblins on theother.
The travelers survive most of them anyway, and are finally able to claimthe treasure and go home. So “Don’t judge a book by its cover. ” He justmight save you over and over again, from evil spiders, elves, and dragons. Irecommend this book it is incredibly good and definitely worth reading at thevery least.