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The King of the Green Dozen

The King of the Green Dozen is an incomplete story written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is described as a pseudo-Celtic fairy-story with a little satire. The story is set in Wales and is about the King of Iwerddon who, along with his sons, has green hair.[1] In a letter to Stanley Unwin in 1945 Tolkien states the story is half-written and could be finished if Unwin approves of Farmer Giles of Ham.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Note 2 to Letter 33, (dated 31 August 1938)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 98, (undated, written ca. 18 March 1945)