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Re: [mythsoc] The first mention of Tolkien in a fiction

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  • WendellWag@aol.com
    I ll ask Mimi Stevens to send me the quote from _The Invisible Island_. Wendell Wagner
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 25, 2002
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      I'll ask Mimi Stevens to send me the quote from _The Invisible Island_.

      Wendell Wagner
    • WendellWag@aol.com
      In a message dated 6/25/2002 1:09:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... I E-mailed Mimi to ask her to give me the quote and some context. She rose ... Wendell
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 27, 2002
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        In a message dated 6/25/2002 1:09:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
        dbratman@... writes:


        > I presume the quote is not too long: would it be possible for you to give
        > it to us, with enough context (quoted or paraphrased) to make it clear why
        > the character is quoting _The Hobbit_?
        >

        I E-mailed Mimi to ask her to give me the quote and some context. She rose
        from her sick bed to reply as follows:


        > The boy David, who is I think about 9 - I don't have the book in front of
        > me - has always wanted to find a cave, and to his amazement, on the
        > "invisible island" he does exactly that. He enters it; it is very dark
        > inside, and the remembers what a character in the book "The Hobbit"
        > encounters in a dark cave, and can almost hear a voice saying, "It is nice,
        >
        > my preciouss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable?" What the
        > island is invisible is: the family has rented a place in the country and
        > the children go exploring. The find a pond with a large brook flowing into
        >
        > it. They follow the large brook and find a small stream flowing into
        > it. Then the stream forks, and the other branch runs into the pond. They
        > have been drawing a map as they wend, and when they finish adding the
        > branch of the small stream they realize that they are standing on "a body
        > of land completely surrounded by water." They have always wanted to be
        > shipwrecked on a desert island (being great fans of Robinson Crusoe) so
        > they beg their parents to let them be "shipwrecked" on the pond and camp on
        >
        > the invisible "island" - invisible because no one knows it's an island
        > except them.
        >
        > I hope this is enough for now. I had surgery yesterday and I'm still
        > feeling pretty shaky - which is why I'm not going downstairs to look for
        > the book.
        >

        Wendell Wagner


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