DEFINITIONS

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1.Ominous: Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.

2.Promontory: A point of high land that juts out into a large body of water.

3.Vagabond: A person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.

4.Enmity: The state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.

5.Disembarked: Leave a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.

6.Waning: (Of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.

7.Lintel: A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.

QUESTIONS
1.It is easier for the men of the lake-town to believe in Smaug rather then Thorin and company in the middle of the wild because Smaug is a real threat and is a real thing- he has terrorized the lake-town before and has flown all around. Thorin is much more mysterious and a newcomer to the land after his grandfather’s and father’s was taken by Smaug.

2.The men of the lake-town refused to stay overnight where the dwarves disembarked because it was in the Lonely Mountain’s shadow.

3.The surroundings that the company trekked through (also known as the Desolation of the Dragon) had little grass, neither bush nor tree, and broken and blackened stumps.

4.The dwarf that informs Bilbo that he was in Dale the day the dragon
attacked was Balin.

5.Bilbo and his companions discovered some things on their scouting expedition such as:

•Finding rough steps that lead upward
•Finding traces of a narrow track
•They found an entrance into the Lonely Mountain but the company was unable to open it.

6.Bilbo finally begins to take a leadership role in the company because he begins to make important decisions that change the quest drastically and he is reliable and uses the Ring to his advantage that helps him tremendously.

7.Bilbo finally unlocks the secret to the door by remembering what Elrond said in Rivendell: ‘Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last night of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole. Bilbo then gets the key and slips it into the widening crack in the door and the door opens.

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