- September 1968
- Bee Bowman, Frank Denton, eds.
- Art by Ann Chamberlain, Joe Zalabak, Elaine J. Cooke.
- Wonderful Tengwar plate by John Closson
Table of Contents
- "Gollum's Grandmother" by Bee Bowman, p. 1
- "From the Fountain of the Withered Tree" by Frank Denton, p. 3
- "Joe's Turn" by Joe Zalabak
- "Tape Recording", p. 7
- "The Elf Friend", a poem by Michael Gilbert, p. 8
- "In the Orc Tower", a drawing, p. 9
- "Of Sting and Others" by Patrick Strang, p. 10
- "Unvarnished Battle" a poem by Harriett Kolchak, p. 14
- "A Music Column - The Springle-Ring", p. 15
- "Elvish Writing Plate" by John Closson, p. 18
- "A Time of Waiting, Part I" a short story by Tova Inpyn, p. 19
- "Swordpoint" (letters), p. 25
- "Translation of Elvish Plate" a poem by Marie Laverty, lettered by John Closson, p. 33
- "Date With Kate" by Kate Bowman, p. 34
- "News Items" by Frank Denton, p. 35
- "Substitute Steeds" by Bee Bowman, p. 37
- Mailing Comments, p. 41
- Challenge - A Puzzle - p. 49
Frank briefly reviews The Tolkien Relations and Tolkien and the Critics. Joe gives a humerous review of Leonard Nimoy's singing ability. The Orc Tower drawing is fairly amateurish, but that could be partially due to the mimeo effect. "Of Sting..." is a general overview of heroic weapons in The Lord of the Rings as well as other sagas, such as Kalevala. The John Closson plate is visually stunning, a masterful piece of calligraphy (as is the English translation on page 33). In the letters section, Bob Foster tears the prior issue's article on Beryl stones apart.