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TCG Letter #104 / Carpenter Letter #70


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
21 May 1944
Type
Unknown
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Tolkien had had the advantage of a bitterly cold week in which to write, but had struck a sticky patch. Everything sketched or written before was of little use, but with great labour he had written all the matter up to Frodo’s capture in the high pass to Mordor. Now he said he had to bring the other folk up to the final crash.

Continuing the letter on 22 May, Tolkien reported another wretched cold day. He had worked very hard on his chapter, which was exhausting as the climax approached. With many minor problems of plot and mechanism he had written, torn up, and rewritten many times.
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