Compare the dwarves entrance into Beorn's house with their entrance into Bilbos house in Chapter 1
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Both entrances are actually quite similar. Gandalf introduces the dwarves in pairs. Gandalf realizes there is a certain amount of decorum needed to introduce thirteen dwarves. At Beorn's house , Gandalf briefly recites a short history of past adventures like when they fought the great Goblin,
"'even if they were not all chained together, what can a dozen do against so many?'
Gandalf doesn't use the story at Bilbo's house. Gandalf didn't think he needed to cater to Bilbo's fancy or be too formal.