The Hobbit chapter 1 : An unexpected party
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Gandalf is trying to appeal to Bilbo's sense of adventure. Ironically Bilbo states that Gandalf should be aware that Hobbits like the opposite of adventure. The discourse is rather funny,
Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.
Bilbo: Well I should think so—in these parts! We are a plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them.