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The Hobbit Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Bilbo and the dwarves make their way through what seems to them the never-ending, dark-as-night forest. There is no air or sunshine beneath all those trees. They can see no end in sight. Bilbo can hear noises of all sorts in the trees. There are obviously creatures living here. The food Beorn gave them starts to run out.

Eventually they come to the evil magic stream Beorn warned them about: touching or drinking the water would cause one to fall into a long, deep sleep. They manage to cross the stream thanks to Bilbo's plan using a boat moored on the other side. Just as they are almost all across, a flying deer comes running by and leaps over the stream. Thorin shoots is with an arrow, but before they can think of eating venison for dinner, Bombur falls in and they have to carry him for...

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