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1st May, 2942 [The Hobbit] Gandalf and Bilbo return to Rivendell at the end of Bilbo’s unexpected adventure

25th April, 2941 Gandalf first sees Bilbo Baggins after years of absence from the Shire and approaches him about going on an adventure [...]

May 2941 [The Hobbit] We know that Thorin and Company departed from Bywater on April 27. In the following days, Bilbo started to understand what it meant to go on an adventure: many walks and few meals–very few by Hobbit standards.

Rankin Bass books The Hobbit, The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien