J. R. R. Tolkien quote about wealth from The Hobbit - It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception.
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It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception.
 J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (1937). copy citation

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Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Source The Hobbit
Topic wealth possession dragon
Date 1937
Language English
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