The Lord of the Rings – Book 1, Chapter 11: “A Knife in the Dark”

Back in Crickhollow, Black Riders harass Fatty Bolger, who escapes and announces the invasion by blowing the horn of Buck.  The Riders scatter, knowing that both Frodo and Ring are not there. At the Prancing Pony, Strider learns the hobbit rooms have been ransacked.  All the horses are stolen, leaving no means to travel... except … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings – Book 1, Chapter 11: “A Knife in the Dark”

The Lord of the Rings – Book 1, Chapter 9: “At the Sign of the Prancing Pony”

The village of Bree is a crossroads of sorts for the big folk and the little folk, but also a crossroads for history and legend in the form of the rangers, whose origins are shrouded by time.  Tolkien tells us these rangers are taller than most men, and bear strange powers of sight and hearing, … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings – Book 1, Chapter 9: “At the Sign of the Prancing Pony”