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Letter 130

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
Tolkien had, by way of example, sent in a new version of the chapter ''[[Riddles in the Dark]]'', which [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] included in the second edition of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. With this letter came a short explanatory note, also ment for inclusion, saying that the text as it now was ([[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] found/stole the [[One Ring|Ring]]) was what actually happened, and that the earlier version (Bilbo won the Ring) was an attempt by Bilbo to cover this up.  
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Tolkien had, by way of example, sent in a new version of the chapter ''[[Riddles in the Dark]]'', which [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] included in the second edition of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. With this letter came a short explanatory note, also ment for inclusion, saying that the text as it now was ([[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] found/stole the [[The One Ring|Ring]]) was what actually happened, and that the earlier version (Bilbo won the Ring) was an attempt by Bilbo to cover this up.  
 
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 130
RecipientStanley Unwin
DateSeptember 14, 1950
Subject(s)Riddles in the Dark

Letter 130 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien had, by way of example, sent in a new version of the chapter Riddles in the Dark, which Allen & Unwin included in the second edition of The Hobbit. With this letter came a short explanatory note, also ment for inclusion, saying that the text as it now was (Bilbo found/stole the Ring) was what actually happened, and that the earlier version (Bilbo won the Ring) was an attempt by Bilbo to cover this up.