John often had difficulty falling asleep and his father would come on his bed and tell tales. These stories included the tale of Carrots, a boy with red hair who climbed into a cuckoo clock and went off on a series of strange adventures (this was the premise for the character of Tom Bombadil[source?]), and also a tale called "The Orgog".
 Family Tree
|Edith Bratt||J.R.R. Tolkien|
|John Tolkien||Michael Tolkien||Faith Faulconbridge||Christopher Tolkien||Baillie Tolkien||Priscilla Tolkien|
|Simon Tolkien||Adam Tolkien||Rachel Tolkien|