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TCG Letter #98 / Carpenter Letter #64


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
30 April 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien missed his son and said that war was an utter stupid waste – materially, morally, and spiritually.

Although the products of worldwide anguish would be mainly evil (historically considered) there was a value in all things and deeds. Evil vainly laboured with vast power and perpetual success, which prepared soil for unexpected good to sprout in.

Tolkien had recently been too tired to attend the Lewis "séance". He hoped to see him the next day and read more of "the Ring", which had been growing and sprouting. He listed the latest adventures of Frodo and Sam.
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