Roast Mutton is the second chapter of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Synopsis Edit

Bilbo wakes up later than usual the following morning. He discovers all of the Dwarves are gone, but Gandalf is still in the pantry. He tells Bilbo about the Dwarves' letter to him, stating they are waiting for him at the Green Dragon Inn and are leaving shortly. Without hesitation, Bilbo runs after the Company, and is followed by Gandalf. The Company is overjoyed to have their "burglar" with them.

Bilbo realizes he has forgotten many of his belongings, but Gandalf arrives with them, and they set out. Throughout the first day, Bilbo complains and wishes to return home. That night, rain pours and the Company notices that Gandalf is missing, so they decide to look for a place to rest. Suddenly, one of their ponies runs away in fright; it runs to the river where Fíli and Kíli corral it, but most of their supplies are washed away.

Óin and Glóin try their best to make a fire, but to no avail. Balin, who is their lookout, spots a light in the distance, and the Company sends Bilbo to investigate and steal any supplies.

Bilbo finds three trolls (Tom, Bert and William) sitting by a fire, eating mutton and arguing. He goes into one of the trolls' pocket to steal his purse, but is caught immediately. The trolls argue on what to do with him. Bilbo accidentally mentions he is not alone, and the trolls decide to wait for the others to show up.

Balin arrives first. The trolls place a sack over his head and continue to wait. One by one, they are all caught. Gandalf secretly returns and tricks the trolls into arguing against each other all over again over what to do with everyone they captured. Eventually, the sun rises, which kills the trolls by turning them into stone.

Gandalf congratulates Bilbo as the Dwarves are released. Bilbo finds a key and Gandalf believes it leads to the trolls' lair nearby. Eventually, they find a cave full of stolen treasure. Gandalf and Thorin find two swords much to their liking, due to their beautiful scabbards and jeweled hilts. Bilbo takes a pocket knife-sized sword, which is long enough for his hobbit size. They leave the lair and continue on their journey. Thorin asks Gandalf where he went; Gandalf tells him that he went to scout the trail ahead, where he met two of Lord Elrond's people.

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Portrayal in adaptations Edit

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo goes to the trolls when their ponies are taken. Fíli and Kíli force him into it and leave him behind. Bilbo tries to steal a knife from the Trolls' pocket which leads to his capture. Later, Kíli arrives with the rest of the Company to rescue Bilbo.

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Braai Skaapvleis
Albanian Rosto Mish deleje
Arabic لحم ضان مشوي
Armenian Տապակել ոչխարի միս
Azerbaijani qovurma Qoyun
Belarusian Cyrillic смажаная бараніна
Bengali রোস্ট মেষ-মাংস
Bosnian Pečena ovčetina
Bulgarian Cyrillic Агнешко печено
Cambodian ដុត សាច់ចៀម
Catalan Carn de xai rostida
Cebuano Inasal nga karne
Chinese 烤羊肉
Croatian Pečena ovčetina
Czech Pečené skopové
Danish Fårekødsteg
Dutch Geroosterd schapenvlees
Esperanto Rostita Mutono
Estonian Röstitud lambaliha
Filipino Inihaw na karne ng tupa
Finnish Lammaspaistia
French Grillade de mouton
Galician Asado Carneiro
Georgian წვა ცხვრის ხორცი
German Gebratenes Hammelfleisch
Greek Ψητό αρνίσιο κρέας
Gujarati રોસ્ટ મટન
Haitian Creole Fè woti mouton
Hebrew צלי כבש
Hindi रोस्ट मटन
Hungarian Birkasült
Icelandic Steiktu lambakjöt
Indonesian Panggang daging kambing
Irish Gaelic Caorach Rósta
Italian Montone arrosto
Japanese ローストマトン
Kannada ರೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಟನ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Қуырдақ қой еті
Korean 로스트 양고기
Kurdish Bijartin Beyindir ? (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic куйкалануу койдун
Latvian Cepta aitas gaļa
Lithuanian Kepta aviena
Macedonian Cyrillic Печена Овчо месо
Malaysian Panggang Daging kambing
Marathi रोस्ट मटण
Mongolian Cyrillic Шарсан хонины мах
Nepalese रोस्ट मटन
Norwegian Stekt fårekjøtt
Polish Pieczeń barania
Portuguese Carneiro assado
Romanian Friptură de oaie
Russian Баранье жаркое
Scottish Gaelic Caoraich Ròsta
Serbian Печење овца (Cyrillic) Pečenje ovca (Latin)
Sinhalese රෝස් මැට්න් ?
Slovak Pečené baranie
Slovenian Pečeno ovčje
Somalian Dubid Beertu ?
Spanish Carnero asado
Swedish Rostafårkött
Tamil ரோஸ்ட் மட்டன்
Telugu రోస్ట్ మటన్
Thai ย่างเนื้อแกะ
Turkish Kızarmış koyun eti
Ukrainian Cyrillic Смажена баранина
Urdu روسٹ گوشت
Uzbek Қовурилган қўй гўшти (Cyrillic) Qovurilgan qo'y go'shti (Latin)
Vietnamese Thịt cừu nướng
Welsh Molltgig Rhost
Yiddish בראָטן שעפּס
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