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"It was pity that stayed Bilbo's blade." --Gandalf
"Pity stayed his hand." Gollum was so pathetic that Bilbo didn't have the heart to harm him, especially as he (Bilbo) was invisible at the time.
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Q: Why didn't Bilbo kill Gollum when he had the chance?
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