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“Gandalf told us the whole strange story; how he came to arrange the journey to Erebor, why he thought of Bilbo, and how he persuaded the proud Thorin Oakenshield to take him into his company.”
Why did Gandalf care about the Lonely Mountain and Smaug? Why did he insist that Bilbo accompany Thorin and the other dwarves on their quest? We discuss these things and more on this episode, which focuses on the first part of “The Quest of Erebor” from Unfinished Tales.
Artwork is “Erebor in watercolor” by Miruna-Lavinia.
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