The Hobbit - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9. The next day, the remaining dwarves are captured by the Wood-elves. Bilbo slips on his ring and thus avoids capture. He follows the elves as they return to the cave with their prisoners. The dwarves are questioned by the Elvenking, but they also refuse to tell him anything. In anger, the Elvenking demands the dwarves be placed in separate cells around the palace until they are ready to talk. Bilbo has to remain invisible and find food where he can. He is able to find all of the dwarves’ cells and he learns that Thorin is also a prisoner. The dwarves trust Bilbo to figure out how to free them and begin to look to him as they had Gandalf.

One day Bilbo discovers that there is a stream that runs through the lower part of the cave and it connects with the Forest River. There...

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