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Letter 299

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 299
RecipientRoger Lancelyn Green
Date12 December 1967
Subject(s)Thanks for reviewing Smith of Wootton Major

Letter 299 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Green had reviewed Smith of Wootton Major and had written "To seek for the meaning is to cut open the ball in search of its bounce". Tolkien thanked Green for his review and especially the comment about the bounce. Tolkien also said that the tale was not intended for children.