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By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the cruel realities of yank lifestyles, the darkish aspect of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

"Mr. Dreiser isn't imitative and belongs to no tuition. he's at middle a mysticist and a fatalist, although utilizing the reasonable approach. he's, at the facts of this novel on my own, a power." —The long island occasions booklet assessment

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You have still got the ring in your pocket,' said the wizard. ' cried Bilbo. 'And my will and all the other documents too. You had better take it and deliver it for me. ' 32 A LONG-EXPECTED PARTY 'No, don't give the ring to me,' said Gandalf. 'Put it on the mantelpiece. It will be safe enough there, till Frodo comes. ' Bilbo took out the envelope, but just as he was about to set it by the clock, his hand jerked back, and the packet fell on the floor. Before he could pick it up, the wizard stooped and seized it and set it in its place.

Bilbo was going to be eleventy-one, 111, a rather curious number and a very respectable age for a hobbit (the Old Took himself had only reached 130); and Frodo was going to be thirty-three, 33, an important number: the date of his 'coming of age'. Tongues began to wag in Hobbiton and Bywater; and rumour of the coming event travelled all over the Shire. The history and character of Mr. Bilbo Baggins became once again the chief topic of conversation; and the older folk suddenly found their reminiscences in welcome demand.

From the time of Gandalf's arrival he remained hidden from view. One morning the hobbits woke to find the large field, south of Bilbo's front door, covered with ropes and poles for tents and pavilions. A special entrance was cut into the bank leading to the road, and wide steps and a large white gate were built there. The three hobbit-families of Bagshot Row, adjoining the field, were intensely interested and generally envied. Old Gaffer Gamgee stopped even pretending to work in his garden. The tents began to go up.

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