Hi guys, I was hoping someone could help me with the following issue I encountered whilst reading through Chapter 11 of the Hobbit! My question concerns the paragraph beginning with "Before setting out to search" and ending with "...ancient houses, towers and walls." This paragraph suggests that Balin, Kili, Fili and Bilbo are standing at the feet of Ravenhill's southernmost point and are "gazing out [at Dale]...over the running water." Why would the Dwarves be looking across water in order to see the ruins of Dale? I don't understand how this is geographically possible given their position at the feet of Ravenhill. I am going off all the maps of the Lonely Mountain available on google images (including Tolkien's own map which is provided in the actual novel itself). The Running River appears to flow by the feet of Ravenhill and then loop around Dale, but no part of the river stands directly in the Dwarves' line of sight between the feet of Ravenhill and Dale such that the Dwarves would need to look across water in order to see Dale. I wonder whether this is an inconsistency between the text and the map, or simply a misunderstanding of my own. Thoughts anyone?