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TCG Letter #256 / Carpenter Letter #110


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Date
20 September 1947
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
The Houghton Mifflin Co. asked Allen and Unwin for permission to use several riddles from The Hobbit in a poetry anthology. Allen and Unwin suggested to Tolkien that the riddles were common folk lore and not invented by him.

Tolkien responded that all of the riddles were his own work except for "Thirty White Horses" and "No-legs". The remainder had no models that he knew, save only the egg-riddle which was his reduction of a longer literary riddle.
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