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Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend
Frode @ 6:43 pm EST

Bilbo wakes up lost and afraid in the dark. Not knowing where he's going, he starts crawling and all of a sudden one of his hands makes contact with a small cold metal-ring. Putting the ring in his pocket the Hobbit stumbles on towards the roots of the mountains. Deep down by a subterranean pool Gollum is waiting.

What is the nature of the riddle game, and what do you think influenced Tolkien when he thought it up? What do we learn about Gollum and the ring? What did you make of the ring when you first read this chapter? Join us in #thehalloffire as we take a look at Chapter 5 of 'The Hobbit' - Riddles in the dark.

Upcoming topics:

weekend 100404-110404: cinematic possibilities of 'The Hobbit'
weekend 170404-180404: The Hobbit - Chapter 6
weekend 240404-250404: Tolkien and environmentalism
weekend 010504-020504: The Hobbit - Chapter 7

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (09:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (05:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

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