At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
Chapter Information
Title At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
Number 9
Location Prancing Pony, Bree
Characters Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Pippin, Merry, Barliman Butterbur
Previous Fog on the Barrow-downs
Next Strider

At the Sign of the Prancing Pony is the ninth chapter of Book One of The Fellowship of the Ring.


The Hobbits reach the The Prancing Pony inn at Bree, where Frodo uses a false name, Underhill. Later, after singing a song on a table, he trips and accidentally puts the ring on his finger, disappearing, which causes a commotion.

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