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Letter 121

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 121
RecipientAllen and Unwin
Date13 July 1949
Subject(s)On the subject of a sequel to Farmer Giles of Ham

Letter 121 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien had referred to further "legends of the Little Kingdom" in the Foreword to of Farmer Giles of Ham in case he ever wrote more. But Georgius and Suet[note 1] remained only a sketch and it was difficult to recapture the spirit of the former days. But perhaps when The Lord of the Rings (nearly finished in fair copy form) was done he could do something.[note 2]

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  1. A story about the son of Giles and his servant, respectively.
  2. No sequel was ever written.