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Gandalf Sends Bilbo on an Unwanted Adventure

At the beginning of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins enjoys a comfortable and predictable life in his home in the Shire. But when the mysterious Gandalf drops in for a surprise visit, Bilbo's life will never be the same. After a brief and pleasant conversation, Gandalf turns to Bilbo and says, "I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."

Bilbo, who is still unaware of Gandalf's true identity, says, "I should ...

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