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Bilbo's Mantelpiece Clock (Inktober Day 14) by MatejCadil Bilbo's Mantelpiece Clock (Inktober Day 14) by MatejCadil
Bilbo began to whistle loudly and to forget about the night before. In fact he was just sitting down to a nice little second breakfast in the dining-room by the open window, when in walked Gandalf.
“My dear fellow,” said he, “whenever are you going to come? What about an early start?—and here you are having breakfast, or whatever you call it, at half past ten! They left you the message, because they could not wait.”
“What message?” said poor Mr. Baggins all
in a fluster.
“Great Elephants!” said Gandalf, “you are
not at all yourself this morning—you have never dusted the mantelpiece!”
“What’s that got to do with it? I have had enough to do with washing up for fourteen!”
“If you had dusted the mantelpiece, you
would have found this just under the clock,” said Gandalf, handing Bilbo a note (written, of
course, on his own note-paper).
J. R. R. Tolkien: The Hobbit, Chapter II, Roast Mutton

Bilbo's mantelpiece clock with Thorin's letter just under it.
I really wanted to do this one (even if belatedly), because I had very clear idea what to draw for it.
Perhaps because this is, as far as I know, the only place in Tolkien's works where a clock is mentioned.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Neat point!   But a mantle HAS to have a clock.  Bilbo was quite wealthy, so he'd have something so rare and expensive.
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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