Great insight about the reverse procession of Nietzsche's idea. Although the child in Hobbit is more of an incipient, expectant state rather than the result of a former completion and passing-beyond as in the case of Nietzsche's child post-lion, post-camel, but in either case the characteristics are similar there - much overcoming by the end of the book. I very much enjoyed reading The Hobbit as a youth, I had this really nice edition of the book, large with graphics and an ornate, old-looking binding and cover. I remember when I saw it in the book store, I immediately fell in love with it and begged my dad to buy it for me.. it was winter, the snow was falling in big slow flakes, and then we went to McDonalds after buying the book. In some ways, the experience of reading that book at a young age and for the first time, may have been my original introduction into philosophy.