Boys, listen to me. Do you know what impecunious circumstances are? They're what we're in?...

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Mabel Tolkien:
Boys, listen to me. Do you know what impecunious circumstances are?
J.R.R. Tolkien (Young):
They're what we're in?
Mabel Tolkien:
When I was a little girl, all the new novels began like this: a family of good and brave people who suddenly find themselves in impecunious circumstances...
J.R.R. Tolkien (Young):
How did they escape?
Mabel Tolkien:
By coming across some marvelous treasure. Or else, by marrying well.
Hilary Tolkien (Young):
I'm not marrying anyone!
Mabel Tolkien:
Well, it'll have to be the treasure then - won't it?
J.R.R. Tolkien (Young):
But, um, people don't find treasure, mother. Not in real life.
Mabel Tolkien:
There's no fooling you, is there, John Ronald? Let's just say there's treasure, and there's *treasure* - and leave it at that.


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Boys listen to me
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Do you know what impecunious circumstances are
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They're what we're in
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When I was a little girl
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all the new novels began like this
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A family of good and brave people
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who suddenly find themselves in impecunious circumstances
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How did they escape
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By coming across some marvelous treasure
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Or else by marrying well
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I'm not marrying anyone
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Well it will have to be the treasure then won't it

Clip duration: 35 seconds
Views: 85
Timestamp in movie: 00h 05m 38s
Uploaded: 21 February, 2022
Genres: war, drama, romance
Summary: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.


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Actors

Mabel Tolkien - Laura Donnelly
J.R.R. Tolkien (Young) - Harry Gilby
Hilary Tolkien (Young) - Guillermo Bedward