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Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wootton Major Farmer Giles of Ham Author:J.R.R. Tolkien Every 24 years the master cook of Wootton Major bakes a great cake for the Feast of the Good Children ... a certain piece of the cake contains a tiny, magic star. It is swallowed by Smith, perhaps the least remarkable child of the village, and from that day on, he is inwardly transformed into someone who can perceive with more than his reason. — ... more »Like the Hobbit, (his story) is first and foremost a good tale, dense and engrossing, full of unexpected turns, worth telling for its own sake. Like the Hobbit, it is both homely and haunting, and in its way, almost literally bewitching.
When you have finished it, you will feel wistful, wishful for an hour or so, you may even relax your fierce common sense and wonder what it would be like to feel a star in your own shining forehead.« less