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The Lord of the Rings - Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

The hobbits arrive at Bree, where both men (known to the hobbits as Big Folk) and hobbits live. After the hobbits convince the gatekeeper to let them in, they head toward the Prancing Pony for a room. However, soon after the hobbits enter Bree, a dark figure jumps over the gate, following them.

The hobbits arrive at the Prancing Pony—an inn run by Barliman Butterbur—and ask for a room. However, Barliman is rushing about in all directions and barely has time to sign them in. Then, when Frodo gives his assumed name, Barliman seems to think that the name Underhill is important, but he cannot remember why. Therefore, he just shrugs it off and shows the hobbits to their room, and he gives them their dinner in their parlor. Then, once the hobbits are feeling invigorated, everyone except Merry goes into the crowded...

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