I am mr bilbo baggins he answered companion of thorin

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“I am Mr. Bilbo Baggins,” he answered,“companion of Thorin, if you want to know. Iknow your king well by sight, though perhaps hedoesn’t know me to look at. But Bard willremember me, and it is Bard I particularly wantto see.”“Indeed!” said they, “and what may be yourbusiness?”“Whatever it is, it’s my own, my good elves.But if you wish ever to get back to your ownwoods from this cold cheerless place,” heanswered shivering, “you will take me alongquick to a fire, where I can dry—and then youwill let me speak to your chiefs as quick as maybe. I have only an hour or two to spare.”That is how it came about that some two hours
after his escape from the Gate, Bilbo wassitting beside a warm fire in front of a large tent,and there sat too, gazing curiously at him, boththe Elvenking and Bard. A hobbit in elvisharmour, partly wrapped in an old blanket, wassomething new to them.“Really you know,” Bilbo was saying in hisbest business manner, “things are impossible.Personally I am tired of the whole affair. I wish Iwas back in the West in my own home, wherefolk are more reasonable. But I have an interestin this matter—one fourteenth share, to beprecise, according to a letter, which fortunately Ibelieve I have kept.” He drew from a pocket inhis old jacket (which he still wore over his mail),crumpled and much folded, Thorin’s letter thathad been put under the clock on hismantelpiece in May!“A share in the profits, mind you,” he wenton. “I am aware of that. Personally I am only tooready to consider all your claims carefully, anddeduct what is right from the total before puttingin my own claim. However you don’t knowThorin Oakenshield as well as I do now. Iassure you, he is quite ready to sit on a heap ofgold and starve, as long as you sit here.”“Well, let him!” said Bard. “Such a fooldeserves to starve.”“Quite so,” said Bilbo. “I see your point of
view. At the same time winter is coming on fast.Before long you will be having snow and whatnot, and supplies will be difficult—even for elvesI imagine. Also there will be other difficulties.You have not heard of Dain and the dwarves ofthe Iron Hills?”“We have, a long time ago; but what has hegot to do with us?” asked the king.“I thought as much. I see I have someinformation you have not got. Dain, I may tellyou, is now less than two days’ march off, andhas at least five hundred grim dwarves with him—a good many of them have had experience inthe dreadful dwarf and goblin wars, of which youhave no doubt heard. When they arrive theremay be serious trouble.”“Why do you tell us this? Are you betrayingyour friends, or are you threatening us?” askedBard grimly.

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