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Summer (southern hemisphere)

  • Tolkien spends the cool hours in the family garden usually watching his father plant vines or trees.
  • Ronald is bitten by a tarantula and runs away in terror, his nurse grabs him and sucks the poison out.
  • He shows interest in drawing, usually scribbling with pencil and paper.
  • He is bothered by teething and his health suffers in the heat.