Letter 87 is the eighty-seventh letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Alongside this letter Tolkien sent two more sections of "the Ring" to Chistopher for his delectation and feedback. Since he thought the bundle would not touch base by his birthday Tolkien additionally sent long airletter around the same time. Tolkien said he had two more parts to compose for the "Fourth Book" and afterward would have liked to finish the "Fifth" and last.

Tolkien cited from a letter sent by John Barrow from Pennsylvania, wherein the twelve year old said he had perused The Hobbit for the eleventh time and said, "Well Whiz, I'm amazed that it's not more famous". He likewise requested the names of whatever other books Tolkien had composed.

Tolkien said letters like this made him tragic, considering a huge number of grains of good human corn that must fall on infertile ground if such a modest drop of water ought to be so inebriating. Yet he was appreciative for the elegance and fortune that was given by even this drop. He additionally included a note expressing that it was decent to locate the little American young men do truly still say "Gee Whiz".

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