The Bravest Thing He Ever Did

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It was at this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The tremendous things that happened afterwards were as nothing compared with it. He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait. At any rate after a short halt go on he did…

— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Chapter 12.

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