- What is that?
- That is our host. His name is Beorn. And he’s a skin-changer.
This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours’ respect, but he gained — well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.
This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it.
Tell me, mellon. When did we allow evil to become stronger than us?