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The Hobbit Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7 Summary

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Chapter 7 Summary

The Eagles fly Bilbo's troupe down to the Carrock, a stone mountain. Gandalf says Somebody lives nearby who can perhaps help them on their quest. This Somebody is a skin-changer, a creature who is at times a bear and at others a man. His name is Beorn. Beorn keeps hives and lives mostly on cream and honey. They walk a long time and finally come within sight of Beorn's house.

Gandalf wants to keep on Beorn's good side, so he tells the dwarves to come two by two at five minute intervals. Beorn wants to know how they ended up in trouble with goblins, as he doesn't like goblins much himself. Every time Gandalf mentions another two companions, Beorn asks where they are, until the whole company is there.

Beorn takes them in for food and lodging. While they sleep one night, he turns into his bear...

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