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Letter 73
Date June 10 1944
Recipient Christopher Tolkien
Important Notes

Letter 73 is the seventy-third letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien reported that an extraordinary arrangement had happened at his apocalypse. He expected that Christopher knew as much as he did, with the exception of that Tolkien said that the climate appeared to be clearing up, which he fancied was of fundamental significance.

Tolkien had met with C.S. Lewis, Warren Lewis, Charles Williams, and E.R. Eddison. Warren Lewis had read a long part on the arrangement of government in the ancien régime of France, which he had made exceptionally entertaining. Eddison had read from an uncompleted sentiment.

At a mass-meeting to talk about the arrangement of a neighborhood Christian Council a man emerged and said that he affirmed of it on the grounds that in his past life he had been Lord Nelson. No one snickered in light of the fact that he had made this case so frequently that it was taken as per usual. Tolkien said it demonstrated how minimal one may know of one's main residence in light of the fact that he had never seen or known about the man some time recently.

Proceeding with the letter on June 11, Tolkien commented that he was exceptionally inspired by Christopher's depictions of his home the nation. He said his child's honed memory was because of honed longing and new pictures not relating to anything old. Tolkien's own particular sharp recollections were a wonderful mix of African and English points of interest. He had once attempted to keep a journal however observed that it was not his line. Taking to "idealism" he changed experience into Morgoth, Orcs, and the Eldalie. Tolkien said that were he more youthful he would simply wish to change places with Christopher.

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