J. R. R. Tolkien
One day he saw a long dark tall figure approaching him over his hill. the man walked over stopped and looked at Bilbo, Bilbo said good morn. after a couple minutes of the man arguing whether it was a good morning or a morning to be good on bible grew tired of it and said good morning one more time before going inside. the man stopped him he said Bilbo. Bilbo turned around and he said have we met? the man said yes you may remember me from my fire works. Bilbo responded Gandolf? Gandolf said yes my boy. Bilbo still wasn't amused and wanted nothing to do with the old man. he went into his hobbit whole and carried on with his day.
Later that evening tons of knocks on the door. They were all the dwarves. They all came and stayed the night. the night before they had discussed Bilbo leaving and going on the journey with them. Bilbo declined and went off to bed. The next morning he woke up to a empty house and had a feeling that nudged him in a life changing rash decision.
Bilbo ended up running his way to catch up to the group. that was really the start of the journey.
Bilbo soon found himself in his first situation trolls...
he then had many other situations but maybe read this book and find out.
As the journey goes on bilbo gets put in many situations. He finds himself saving others and doing a job he did not sign u for on this journey. Bilbo keeps going back to the fact that they said that he would go on the journey and when hey reached journeys end then he would be the won for the work. instead he would be they key character to save and to all the work on the long exciting journey.
passage from book
To me this really shows how simple Bilbo can be but yet he does such a big journey. This also shows how Gandalf is complex but yet simple minded. To me this is a good beginning to the book to show the complex and simplicity of it. Sets a good tone for the book and gets you engaged.