Feature Eleventy-One Years: Too Short a Time; Book One by Dreamflower

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 For one-hundred-and-eleven years, Bilbo Baggins dwelt in Bag End, in Hobbiton of the Shire, save for a brief journey into the Wide World. This is his story. Book One: The First Fifty Years.


Story Notes:

For one-hundred-and-eleven years, Bilbo Baggins dwelt in Bag End, in Hobbiton of the Shire, save for a brief journey into the Wide World. This is his story. BOOK-VERSE!



eleventy one young bilbo

My thanks to Baranduin for the nice banner of young Bilbo, made with a picture of a young Martin Freeman, and to knowmefirst for the large banners and chapter headings, done for the wipbigbang.


Table of Contents

1. Prologue by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (177 words)

2. Chapter 1: Coming into the World by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2038 words)

3. Chapter 2: Encounter, part one by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (3256 words)

4. Chapter 3: Encounter, part two by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (3579 words)

5. Chapter 4: Turning Three by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2353 words)

6. Chapter 5: Lessons by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (3568 words)

(A/N: The last portion of this chapter contains material quoted from my story "Learning Curve".)

7. Chapter 6; Consequences by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1834 words)

(A/N: The first part of this chapter is referencing my story "The Knight Has Been Unruly".  At 21, Bilbo's age is about the equivalent of a human adolescent of between 13 to 14)

8. Chapter 7: Task Accomplished by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2062 words)

(A/N: Bilbo is almost 21, the equivalent of a 13 to 14 year old human adolescent.)

9. Chapter 8: Twenty-one by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2486 words)

10. Chapter 9: There Came an Early Snow by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1794 words)

11. Chapter 10: When Winter First Begins to Bite by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1878 words)

12. Chapter 11: When Pools Are Black and Trees Are Bare by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2198 words)

13. Chapter 12: The World Was Grey by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2026 words)

14. Chapter 13: Over Snow by Winter Sown by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2588 words)

15. Chapter 14: Tidings: An Interlude by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1174 words)

16. Chapter 15: A Gleam of Good Hope by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2492 words)

17. Chapter 16: Beware the Wolf in Darkness Born, part 1 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 2] (2740 words)

 My apologies for taking so long to update! I've had some RL stress, plus some other fandom duties that cut into my writing time. Things are better now, and I hope to get back on schedule!

18. Chapter 17: Beware the Wolf in Darkness Born, part 2 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2907 words)

19. Chapter 18: The Wood Was Burning Fast, and the Snow Still Fell by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2226 words)

20. Chapter 19: When Winter Comes Without a Spring by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2000 words)

21. Chapter 20: Deep Roots Are Not Reached By the Frost by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1864 words)

22. Chapter 21: You Are Cordially Invited, Part One by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2141 words)

23. Chapter 22: Afternoon at the Great Smials by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2726 words)

24. Chapter 23: On the Giving of Wedding Gifts by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1458 words)

25. Chapter 24: One Eye on the Mirror as You Watched Yourself Go By by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1786 words)

26. Chapter 25: Two Days Before the Wedding by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1980 words)

27. Chapter 26: The Wedding by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (3048 words)

28. Chapter 27: Highday Before the Wedding by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1856 words)

29. Chapter 28:Cousins and Calamities by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2182 words)

30. Chapter 29: Fireworks and Forgetfulness by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1933 words)

Author's Note: Sections of this story previously appeared as a challenge story: "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

31. Chapter 30: Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1905 words)

(Author's Note: Just a reminder; at 30, Bilbo is at about the same maturity as a Man of 20)

32. Chapter 31: A Ramble Under the Stars by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2219 words)

33. Chapter 32: Harvest Time by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (1261 words)

34. Chapter 33: Rory by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2992 words)

35. Chapter 34: Coming of Age, Part 1 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2946 words)

36. Chapter 35: Coming of Age, Part 2 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2175 words)

37. Chapter 36: Hopes and Dreams by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2547 words)

38. Chapter 37: Standing Witness for the Groom by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2318 words)

39. Chapter 38: Farewell to Bungo by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2416 words)

40. Chapter 39: Family Matters by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2263 words)

41. Chapter 40: Educating Otho by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2965 words)

42. Chapter 41: A Day in the Life by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2040 words)

43. Chapter 42: A Mother's Work is Finally Done by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2067 words)

Author's Note: The first two paragraphs of this chapter are slightly altered from the last two paragraphs of my ficlet, "Belladonna's Gift".)

44. Chapter 43: Lobelia, part 1 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2116 words)

45. Chapter 44: Lobelia, part 2 by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (2322 words)

Author's Note: The letter to Mirabella in this chapter originally appeared in my 2005 hobbit_ficathon story, "An Appeal to Family", though I've made a few edits so it would fit better into the story.

46. Chapter 45: The Green Door by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (1710 words)

Author's Note: The last line in this chapter is quoted from The Hobbit, Chapter I, "An Unexpected Party".


Story Information

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dudo, Hobbit: Bolger: Belba (Baggins), Hobbit: Bolger: Pansy (Baggins), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Gorbadoc (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Menegilda, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Farmer Maggot, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lotho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Adamanta (Chubb), Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Hildibrand, Hobbit: Took: Hildigrim, Hobbit: Took: Isembard, Hobbit: Took: Isembold, Hobbit: Took: Isengar, Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Rosa (Baggins), Hobbit: Took: Sigismund, Hobbits: Took: Paladin's older sisters, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Drama, Epic, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Saga
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 46    |    Word count: 102612    |    Read Count: 37205
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/28/14    |    Published: 06/12/12