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Because Bilbo wanted to sneak away from the camp to go see the Dale men, and he wanted to do it in secret.

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Who goes partway down the tunnel with Bilbo and what does Bilbo take from the hoard?

Balin goes part of the way down the tunnel with Bilbo, and Bilbo takes one single golden goblet from Smaug’s immense hoards.

How does Bilbo begin to take a leadership role in their quest?

He takes it upon himself to save the dwarves, multiple times (from the spiders and the elves most notably.)he was a hobbit who knew how to sneak around places without being seen

Why does Thorin give Bilbo a coat of Mithril?

Because during the unexpected party, Thorin promised Bilbo 1/14th payment of the treasure in return for Bilbo's services as a 'thief'. Though Bilbo did not do much in the way of being a thief, he did save the dwarves from Thranduil, as well as help them gain entrance into the mountain. They also wanted him on the journey because it would have been unlucky to take on their journey with 13 members. At the end of their adventures, Bilbo had obviously earned his 1/14th share, so Thorin fulfilled his promise and sent Bilbo home with a chest of treasure (though it is hinted later on in LotR that Bilbo ended up receiving more).

How did Bilbo escape from the cave in The Hobbit?

The Elves used to take him out for walks through the forest and let him climb on trees. One day he refused to come down. At the same time there was an Orc attack, and when the battle was over the Elves found Gollum's guards slain beneath the tree and Gollum gone.

Why does Bilbo not tell his friends about the magic ring?

He was so pleased by their praise at the way that he so cleverly snuck into the camp without being seen, that he decided to keep the Ring out of it for a while.

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What stone did Bilbo take?

Bilbo took the Arkenstone. It was the treasure Thorin desired most.

Who goes partway down the tunnel with Bilbo and what does Bilbo take from the hoard?

Balin goes part of the way down the tunnel with Bilbo, and Bilbo takes one single golden goblet from Smaug’s immense hoards.

In 'The Hobbit' how does Bilbo leave the Lonely Mountain without being caught?

a magic ring that he found in the cave allows him to turn invisible. He used the rings ability to help him escape.

In the Fellowship of the Ring why did Bilbo not join the fellowship on the quest?

In The Fellowship of the Ring, in the council of Elrond, Bilbo at first believes that everyone expects him to take the Ring to be destroyed, saying, "It is plain enough what you are pointing at. Bilbo the silly hobbit started this affair, and Bilbo had better finish it, or himself."However, nobody expected him to go, and Gandalf told him, "...The word was meant, and we do not doubt that you are making a valiant offer. But one beyond your strength, Bilbo. You cannot take this thing back. It has passed on. If you need my advice any longer, I should say that your part is ended, unless as a recorder. Finish your book, and leave the ending unaltered! But get ready to write a sequel." Thus, Gandalf told him very gently that he was to old, and that he was no longer needed, except to write of the fellowships adventures.Also, as Bilbo said, "I don't suppose I have the strength or luck left to deal with the Ring. It has grown, and I have not."In a nutshell, Bilbo was to old to go on any more adventures.

In 'The Hobbit' what do they take from trolls' trash?

They take weapons, Gandalf and Thorin get their elven made swards and Bilbo finds his sword Sting. They also take the gold and silver the trolls had stolen and buried it, later on the return trip Bilbo and Gandalf retrieve it.

How long does it take Bilbo to find the Dwarves?

In the book "The Hobbit" by Tolkien, Bilbo doesn't find the dwarfs, the dwarfs find him! (With the help of the wizard) It is a wonderful book and I strongly recommend reading it!

Could you get free gold in wee world?

Yes. Go to the place where you buy gold & watch videos, take a survey, or an offer & you get points.

Which corporations offer a corporate video to watch online?

Most corporations have good advertisement video you can watch online at their main site. Take for example AT&T which has a good video available as well as Dicks Sporting Goods.

Is it true that Bilbo leaves the adventure in the book The Hobbit?

At the end of the "the Hobbit" Bilbo leaves a note with the ring attached to it, saying that he plans to go traveling. At the beginning of "fellowship of the ring" Gandalf tells frodo to take the ring to Mordor and destroy it in the fires of the volcano. Bilbo does have a few minor parts in the later books but he is an old hobbit.

What do the dwarves and Bilbo take from trolls?

They take two swords and a large knife from the cache. They later discover the two swords are elven blades, Beater and Biter. The large knife becomes Bilbo's Sting. And they bury gold and silver that the trolls had stolen.

What was the goblins' plan for the dwarfs Gandolf and Bilbo?

I take it you mean the great Goblin? well in the film the great goblin was going to take Thorin to Azog the defiler, as they both had unfinished business together. Bilbo had fallen down into the caves below, where he finds the One ring Gandalf rescues the dwarfs and they all have a battle

Where can one watch Take Home Chef online?

Take Home Chef online can be watched from numerous sites online, including both paid and free sites. A popular paid, albeit cheap, site to watch Take Home Chef is Netflix. Free sites such as OVGuide, Side Reel, and Youtube also offer access to episodes.