"Now its the burglars turn" said Thorin as they peered into the blackness of the tunnel. "We don't know whether the dragon is in there or not. Bilbo, you shall go investigate for us." Bilbo, feeling very bitter that he was chosen for these dangerous tasks, agreed reluctantly. Slowly he walked into the gloom. Finally, after what seemed like ages, Bilbo finally came to the end of the passage, and before him he could see a dim glow. Then suddenly, the passage ended, and a large space loomed ahead of him. That's when he saw the source of the glow. There he lay, a vast red-golden dragon, fast asleep; a thrumming came from his jaws and nostrils, and wisps of smoke, but his fires were low in slumber. Beneath him, under all his limbs and his huge coiled tail, and about him on all sides stretching away across the unseen floors, lay countless piles of precious things, gold wrought and unwrough, gems and jewels, and silver red-stained in the ruddy light. To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all."
Well mates, yet another entry for the CCC, this one falling under
"Hidden Treasure". This will be my ... seventh entry. Just
one more to go! *Ugh
But yea, this one shows Bilbo's entry into he Lonely Mountain and his first encounters with Smaug the Terrible.
So there it is, C&CC welcome.
I probably wont be posting again before, so I want to wish you all a very Merry and Christ-full (Just to spite those X-mas legalists) Christmas! ;)
SOLI DEO GLORIA!
EDIT: More pics available here.