This week we discuss Chapter 9, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony.
- Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin – our four hobbits of the Shire.
- Harry, a (the?) gatekeeper
- Barliman Butterbut – a Bree man, the proprietor of the Prancing Pony
- Nob – a hobbit, works for Barliman
- Strider – a ranger – is called Strider because of his very long (attractive) legs.
This chapter takes place entirely within the town of Bree, the main village of the Bree-land.