4. Over Hill and Under Hill
They are trapped; prisoners, save Gandalf, who vanishes in a flash. Marched deep into the mountain’s heart, brought as spies before the goblin leader. Orcrist revealed; a fight looks to ensue. But Gandalf returns!
Lights bewitched, the Great Goblin falls. They flee; the goblins chase. Swords of old provide respite, not for long. Silent foes follow the wizard’s wand. The rear attacked first, Dori stumbles, and Bilbo falls, rolling… into darkness.
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