|Leaf by Niggle (1945) [Short Story]|
by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Niggle longs only to complete his painting of a tree, which seems to grow as he works on it, leaf by leaf, but he must leave on a journey and is prevented from finishing.
First appeared in the Dublin Review in January 1945. Usually published together with his essay "On Fairy-stories" under the title Tree and Leaf.
Original title: Leaf by Niggle
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Allegorical And Bangsian