The Hobbit, Drabbled

Hobbit, Drabbled, The

11. On the Doorstep

As autumn turned to winter they came at last to Dale and the Desolation of Smaug. The wasteland they were in and the hopelessness of their situation dampened their spirits - except for Bilbo. It was he who found the door but he had little to do as the dwarves (except for Bombur) tried to open it.

Magic had shut the door and no mining tools could open it. Only Bilbo, who studied the map and watched the thrush discovered its secret. In the moonlight, the keyhole appeared, Thorin's key turned in the lock and the company were inside the Mountain.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

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Author: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Complete

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Last Updated: 03/02/06

Original Post: 11/24/03

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