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Delivering the Good, True & Beautiful to Get Us All to Heaven

It is the mark of a good fairy-story,…

…of the higher or more complete kind, that however wild its events, however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to a child or a man that hears it, when the ‘turn’ comes, a catch of the breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (or indeed accompanied by) tears, as keen as that given by any form of literary art, and having a peculiar quality. – J.R.R. Tolkienjrrtolkien