Bilbo was very hesitant at first about using too many questions but an very crucial and important question that was on his mind was what he was going to get out of the journey and if he would come back alive. Thorin replies by telling a story about his grandfather Thror and his experience with Smaug, a most special greedy dragon. Thorn explains this story in precise detail to give Bilbo a basic understanding of what their journey is going to include and what they are seeking, which is revenge on smaug. Thorin's story begins on a mountain discovered by Thrain the Old where they mined and tunneled searching for riches such as gold. Thorin's grandfather grew immensely rich and famous and soon he became King again of the mountain. Population grew along the Running River which created the City of Dale. Unfortunately the marvelous jewels and gold attracted Smaug's attention towards the mountain and the city of Dale. Smaug flew up and came south shedding a noise like a hurricane cracking in the wind, states Thorin. The dwarves that were outside at the time and a great vantage because they could first see Smaug settling on the top of the mountain in a spout of flame and then swoop down the slopes, setting the trees on fire. Warriors were arming but they were no match to the menacing dragon. He swept through the front gate and through the mansions and passages and it all became isolated and Smaug had all the gold to himself. Dwarves live in fear of smaug and do not dare to go near the mountain. Thorin's father and grandfather were able to escape the dragon using a secret passage only they now about. They had made a map but Thrain gave it to Gandalf for some suspicious reason that Thorin is yet to know.
How many riches shall we find today?
No! He's going to steal our gold!
We have to get to safety!
He's too powerful
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