Guide to The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit/Chapter 13

Not At Home is the thirteenth chapter of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.


Bilbo and the dwarves navigate through the Lonely Mountain while Smaug is away. Bilbo finds the Arkenstone, a valuable dwarf treasure, and pockets it; Bilbo also is given a chain-mail shirt of Mithril from Thorin. Bilbo and the Dwarves reach the front gate and head for the outpost of Ravenhill, and wonder where Smaug might be.


The Company, troubled by how quiet the mountain is, debates their next move. Thorin suggests they make their way to the front gate, now that the secret door has been destroyed by Smaug. The Dwarves are upset, but Bilbo tells them that as long as they have their lives, they have hope. They head down the tunnel and reach the great hall, and there is no sign of Smaug other than the lingering stench. Bilbo yells a taunt to the absent dragon to encourage the nervous Dwarves. There is no sound, only his echo, as the Dwarveshuddle in the tunnel's mouth. Bilbo goes out over the mound of treasure with a torch to scout the area. He reaches down and finds a large white gem. From Thorin's descriptions, he recognizes it as the Arkenstone, and without any real plan, he hides it in his pocket. As he descends to the other side of the mound, a bat flies past him and puts the torch out. He yells for a light and the Dwarves come out, led by Balin.

The Dwarves explore the great hall and fill their pockets and bags with treasure. They put on new coats of mail and choose the finest weapons. Thorin gives Bilbo a coat of Elvish mail and a leather studded helmet. Bilbo laughs, but before long he becomes wary of the treasure and the extent of time they are spending in Smaug's lair.

Eventually, Thorin decides it is time to leave, and leads the way to the front gate. Along the way, they enter the chamber of Thorin's grandfather, where natural light still finds its way inside. They spot many skeletons on the floor and weapons covered in dust. Finally they come across the river that begins in the heart of the mountain and flows into the front gate. Thorin tells them that there is an abandoned lookout point five hours away called Ravenhill that would be a good place for them to camp. It is a difficult climb, and Bilbo grumbles because he is hungry. They arrive at Ravenhill that night and find the chamber within dry and safe, and the summit offers a good view for scouting. Thorin is in good spirits, but Bilbo is still troubled about Smaug's whereabouts. The Company decides to stay at Ravenhill for the time being, and they notice an odd excess of birds flying around the mountain.



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Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Nie by die huis
Albanian Jo në shtëpi
Arabic ليس في البيت
Armenian Ոչ տանը
Azerbaijani Evdə deyil
Basque Ez da etxean
Belarusian Cyrillic Не хаты
Bengali বাড়িতে না
Bosnian Nije kod kuće
Bulgarian Cyrillic Не у дома
Cambodian មិននៅផ្ទះ
Catalan No a casa
Cebuano Dili sa balay
Chinese 不在家
Croatian Ne kod kuće
Czech Není doma
Danish Ikke på Hjemme
Dutch Niet thuis
Esperanto Ne hejme
Estonian Mitte kodus
Filipino Wala sa bahay
Finnish Poissa kotoa
French Pas à la maison
Galician Non na casa
Georgian სახლში არა
German Nicht zu Hause
Greek Δεν στο σπίτι
Gujarati ઘરે નહીં
Hebrew לא בבית
Hindi घर पर नहीं
Hmong Tsis yog nyob tom lub tsev
Hungarian Nem otthon
Icelandic Ekki heima
Indonesian Tidak di rumah
Irish Gaelic Ní ag Baile
Italian Nessuno in casa
Japanese 自宅ではない
Javanese Ora ana ing omah
Kannada ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ
Kazakh Үйде емес (Cyrillic) Üyde emes (Latin)
Korean 집에 안
Kurdish Ne li malê (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Үйдө эмес
Laotian ບໍ່ຢູ່ເຮືອນ
Latvian Nav mājās
Lithuanian Ne namuose
Luxembourgish Net bei doheem
Macedonian Cyrillic Не дома
Malagasy Tsy ao an-trano
Malay Tidak di rumah
Maltese Mhux fid-Dar
Maori Aita i te fare
Marathi घर नाही
Mongolian Cyrillic Гэртээ байхгүй
Nepalese घर मा छैन
Norwegian Tomt hus
Pashto په کور کې نه
Persian نه در خانه
Polish Nie w domu
Portuguese Não em casa
Punjabi ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਨਹੀਂ
Romanian Nu sunt acasă
Russian Пока хозяина не было дома
Samoan E le o i le fale
Scottish Gaelic Chan ann aig an Taigh
Serbian Ниси код куце (Cyrillic) Nisi kod kuce (Latin)
Sindhi گهر ۾ نه
Sinhalese ගෙදර නෑ
Slovak Nie doma
Slovenian Ne doma
Somalian Aan guriga joogin
Spanish Nadie en casa
Swahili Si nyumbani
Swedish Inte är Hemma
Tajik Cyrillic На дар хона
Tamil வீட்டில் இல்லை
Telugu ఇంట్లో లేదు
Thai ไม่อยู่บ้าน
Turkish Evde değil
Ukrainian Cyrillic Доки господаря не було вдома
Urdu گھر پر نہیں
Uzbek Уйда эмас (Cyrillic) Uyda emas (Latin)
Vietnamese Không ở nhà
Yiddish ניט אין שטוב