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Letter 4

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 4
RecipientEdith Bratt
Date2 March 1916

Letter 4 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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After a miserable drizzling afternoon, bored with old military lecture-notes, Tolkien stated he has been working on his "nonsense fairy language". He told Edith he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he believes it "such a mad hobby".