Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Wednesday, 11 July 2941 T.A.: We got a new Ring-bearer!

From this day, in 2941 T.A., Mr. Bilbo Baggins Esq., of Bag-end in the Shire, was Bearer of the Ruling Ring forged by the Dark Lord in the Sammath Naur.

It is not evident when he actually found the Ring. From his memoirs it seems as if only a short time had passed between his drop from Dori's back, the discovery of the Ring and his descent to Gollum's lake. But in fact, he has spent the entire Tuesday and Wednesday underground, and with his sense of time passed naturally lost, he could have stumbled on the Ring any moment during his long descent.

He arrived at Gollum's lake presumably during the evening hours of Wednesday.
With the "Lord of the Rings" not yet translated into German
in 1957, illustrator Horus Weber had no idea
that Gollum was in fact a hobbit