22 To C. A. Furth, Allen & Unwin
4 February 1938 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford
Dear Mr Furth,
I enclose a copy of Chapter I ‘A Long-expected Party’ of possible sequel to The Hobbit . . .
I received a letter from a young reader in
J. R. R. Tolkien.
1. Christopher Tolkien was confined to bed with irregularities of the heart, a condition which caused him to be a total invalid for several years.