“He was quite content; and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party; because he had bought a really fancy kettle with all of his money. He loved being so incredibly rich.”
The Hobbit, an unexpected feast! Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that wants to party hobbit-style?! I’m going to use this image as the inspiration for my next dinner party with the gals. Last time we deep-fried a whole bunch of random stuff; this time, Hobbit Party, baby!
Image scanned in from the Rolling Stone Hobbit Collector’s Edition.
- Gandalf to Bilbo, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Party
“All of them at once,” said Bilbo. “And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain. If you have a pipe about you, sit down and have a fill of mine! There’s no hurry, we have all the day before us!”
‘We are met to discuss our plans, our ways, means, policy and devices. We shall soon before the break of day start on our long journey, a journey from which some of us, or perhaps all of us (except our friend and counsellor, the ingenious wizard Gandalf) may never return.’ - An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit.