Books by J.R.R.Tolkien - Farmer Giles of Ham
Farmer Giles of Ham did not look
like a hero. He was fat and red bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable
life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered
on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to
scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero! His reputation
spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the
dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected
to do battle with it!
Originally published by Allen and Unwin in 1949 (2nd ed. 1976, 3rd ed.
1983) and by Houghton Mifflin in 1950 (2nd Amer. ed 1978);
Many editions are currently available, including the special 50th anniversary