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Letter 79
Date August 22 1944
Recipient Christopher Tolkien
Important Notes

Letter 79 is the seventy-ninth letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Kroonstad, said Tolkien, was a genuine result of current English cultureJohannesburg is what it might want to be. Tolkien anticipated that in a quarter century would have numerous Kroonstads, structurally, ethically, and rationally, a scene rankled with spoiling tin mushrooms with nothing else prospective. As some time recently, the Christian Church would need to convey alone the custom of higher mental human progress, if not crashed into new sepulchers. Bleak considerations, pondered Tolkien, when really what's to come was impervious, particularly to the shrewd. The truly vital was constantly escaped counterparts. The seeds of what is to be sprouted discreetly oblivious while everybody was taking a gander at Stalin or Hitler.

Subsequent to morning address Tolkien had discovered the neighborhood bar shut, yet hailed by C.S. Lewis, Harren Lewis and Charles Williams, they discovered fulfillment at the King's Arms. Tolkien ended the letter by portraying the most superb dusk he had found in years.

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