Bilbo's Poets Corner: The Hall of Fire.
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After the terrors of the road, the Company has at last reached the safety of the Last Homely Home. Frodo is on the mend, and here once again Tolkien weaves the enchantment of Rivendell. Fears are put to the back of the mind and Elven culture and the history of Middle-earth take center stage. As a prelude to the Council of Elrond, this chapter tells us much as it brings us under the spell of what, for me, is the most wonderful place in all of Tolkien's creation. Let's talk about it shall we?