the story of Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit Salesman with apologies to JRT
During the event they break into song and sing of reclaiming the lost business from former client Lonely Mountain Corp and its vast treasure from the incumbent competitor the dragon Theo Smaug .
When the music ends, Gandalf unveils a the mysterious sales process map :-
|The Skyfall Sales Journey map in Runes Looking for clues to translate the runes ? Click on this link.|
Gandalf proposes that the dumbfounded Bilbo serve as the expedition's "prospective door opener".
The dwarves ridicule the idea since Baggins has only ever reactively managed an acount and had never sold proactively. Bilbo indignant at their scorn is provoked , joins the proactive venture despite himself.
Their intial attempts at gaining appointments founder and Gandalf saves the team from the perils of the dreaded blockade of the telephone reception objecting loathing lazy salespeople aka trolls who always ask whether an appointment was made or challenge for reasons for enquiries before putting through Hobbits to any Lonely Mountain employees.
|Film poster for Hobbit on the London Buses|
|Gollum's Riddle 1 : Tr. Hobbiton are more expensive than Smaug you are”|
|Gollum's Riddle 3: Tr. “Changing back to Hobbiton is too much|
hassle and the learning curve and retraining of goblins will not be worthwhile”
|Gollum's Riddle 4 .”
Six weeks delivery is too much . |
We could probably get something similar from
Dragons R Us and they have it ex stock.”
Bilbo tries to ransom the Arkenstone to head off a war, but Thorin is intransigent. He banishes Bilbo, and battle seems inevitable.
Thorin is fatally wounded and reconciles with Bilbo before he dies. Bilbo accepts only a small portion of his share of the target, having no want or need for more, but still returns home a very wealthy hobbit