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The Hobbit: the Lure of Riches

In his book The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's hero, Bilbo Baggins, must cross paths with a terrifying dragon named Smaug. But as Bilbo creeps into Smaug's dragon-den, Bilbo is no longer overcome by fear. Instead, the lure and the lust of Smaug's vast treasures of gold captivate his heart. Tolkien calls it "staggerment," and here's how he describes ...

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Marshall Shelley

December 03, 2012  3:17pm

Great description! It demonstrates that words well crafted paint a picture that videographers can't match. For words such as these paint both the scene and the psyche. And cameras haven't yet caught up. To paraphrase Samuel: "Cameras looketh on the outward appearance, but words can also looketh upon the heart."

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