How Fili and Kili lost the ponies
HOW FILI AND KILI LOST THE PONIES
"Watch the ponies."
Or the first task the youngest members of Durin's line had been entrusted with by their royal uncle on their quest to take back Erebor.
They definitely could not get more glorious than that, thought the two brothers while they were sitting in front of the ponies (nice but rather boring creatures). They could already picture the high deeds they would be remembered for in the songs:"Fili and Kili, sons of Dis, daughter of Thrain, son of Thror, ponies' watchers". And to think that their uncle had won the nickname Thorin Oakenshield in Azanulbizar when he was not much older than they are now.
In short, it was far from what they had in mind when they convinced Thorin, and more important their mother, to let them join the company so that they could prove their worth. Nevertheless,they were determined to complete this mission, especially after that stupid joke about orcs, anything but disappointing their uncle again.
So they won't t