Further information will also be found in the selection from the Red Book of Westmarch that has already been published, under the title of The Hobbit.
The light in his eyes was like a green flame as he sped back to murder the hobbit and recover his ’precious’.
Hence the excitement of the hobbit-children.
The hobbit-children were so excited that for a while they almost forgot about eating.
He took a step towards the hobbit, and he seemed to grow tall and menacing; his shadow filled the little room.
Gandalf’s eyes remained bent on the hobbit.
A spasm of anger passed swiftly over the hobbit’s face again.
To these four volumes there was added in Westmarch a fifth containing commentaries, genealogies, and various other matter concerning the hobbit members of the Fellowship.
Maybe he would have attacked Bilbo at once, if the ring had been on him when they met; but it was not, and the hobbit held in his hand an Elvish knife, which served him as a sword.
As the story grew it put down roots (into the past) and threw out unexpected branches: but its main theme was settled from the outset by the inevitable choice of the Ring as the link between it and _The Hobbit.
It was begun soon after The Hobbit was written and before its publication in 1937; but I did not go on with this sequel, for I wished first to complete and set in order the mythology and legends of the Elder Days, which had then been taking shape for some years.
As is told in The Hobbit, there came one day to Bilbo’s door the great Wizard, Gandalf the Grey, and thirteen dwarves with him: none other, indeed, than Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of kings, and his twelve companions in exile.
But Nob, the hobbit servant, came bustling in long before they thought of ringing.
The hobbit-rooms have windows looking north and close to the ground.
Pippin declared that Frodo was looking twice the hobbit that he had been.
Elrond drew Frodo to a seat by his side, and presented him to the company, saying: ’Here, my friends is the hobbit, Frodo son of Drogo.
Whence came the hobbit’s ring?
Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk.
The process had begun in the writing of The Hobbit, in which there were already some references to the older matter: Elrond, Gondolin, the High-elves, and the orcs, as well as glimpses that had arisen unbidden of things higher or deeper or darker than its surface: Durin, Moria, Gandalf, the Necromancer, the Ring.
’The hobbit’s bite is deep! You have a good blade, Frodo son of Drogo! ’ There was a crash on the door, followed by crash after crash.
He laid his hand on the hobbit’s shoulder in friendly fashion; but Frodo felt the hand trembling with suppressed excitement.
He lifted up the hobbit.
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