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January 21, 2013

Ownership of the Ring: Specialized Equipment?

James Daily considers Bilbo's contract with the company of Thorin Oakenshield.

Given the clauses describing ownership of the recovered goods, one might wonder whether the Company has a claim to the One Ring. After all, Bilbo has expressly agreed that he has only a right to 1/14th of the profits, to be paid in a form determined by the Company, and no right to the treasure itself. So could it be that the One Ring merely forms part of the treasure? The contract seems to indicate otherwise.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 21, 2013 09:47 AM