Chapter 16 Summary

The men and elves make a camp outside the Lonely Mountain, keeping Bilbo and the dwarves under siege. The dwarves spend much of their time in the dragon’s lair, examining and organizing the treasure. Thorin tells everyone about the Arkenstone and says that it belongs to him because it belonged to his father:

That stone of all the treasure I name unto myself, and I will be avenged on anyone who finds it and withholds it.

This worries Bilbo, but he keeps the stone a secret anyway. In the back of his mind, he is beginning to form a plan.

After a period of stalemate, Roäc arrives with news that Thorin’s cousin Dain is marching toward their location with a force...

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