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Assorted Drabbles  by Elana

The Hobbit, Chapter 18 – The Return Journey

Victory after all. A gloomy business.

Beorn bears wounded Thorin from the battlefield. Bilbo comes to Thorin’s bedside, and they are reconciled before the final farewell. Bitter adventure, to end so.

Thorin is laid beneath the mountain, Arkenstone on his breast, Orcrist a watchlight upon his tomb.

Many partings along the road. As payment for burglary, Bilbo bears away only two small chests, one filled with silver, one with gold. And – one magic ring.

Looking back, snow gleams on mountain peak in place of dragon fire. The Took is tired, ready to sleep. The Baggins is ready to be home.

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