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Fire and Water

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The name Fire and Water refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Fire and Water (disambiguation).
The Hobbit chapters
  1. An Unexpected Party
  2. Roast Mutton
  3. A Short Rest
  4. Over Hill and Under Hill
  5. Riddles in the Dark
  6. Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
  7. Queer Lodgings
  8. Flies and Spiders
  9. Barrels Out of Bond
  10. A Warm Welcome
  11. On the Doorstep
  12. Inside Information
  13. Not at Home
  14. Fire and Water
  15. The Gathering of the Clouds
  16. A Thief in the Night
  17. The Clouds Burst
  18. The Return Journey
  19. The Last Stage

Fire and Water is the 14th chapter of The Hobbit.

This chapter tells the story of the fall of Smaug. In this chapter, a thrush came to Esgaroth and told Bard the Bowman of the open patch in Smaug's armour. Bard used the black arrow to shoot down the dragon. As he was thought to have died in the village, when he returned to his people they were in awe. The people of Esgaroth wished to make Bard the King, but the Master of Lake-town convinced them to turn their anger from him to Thorin and Company. The chapter closes when Thranduil and some of his army came to the people of Lake-town.