The Story of Kullervo

As an undergraduate student, Tolkien wrote The Story of Kullervo, inspired by the tales in Finnish Kalevala. This story was to further inspire the story of The Children of Húrin and the character of the dog Huan in the stories of Beren and Luthien.

Farmer Giles of Ham

Not being one of Tolkien's Middle-Earth stories, Farmer Giles of Ham is a small adventure fable about an unexpected hero in the reluctant farmer Giles who lives in the middle of Britain in a small town Ham with his wife and dog. Although set in Medieval Britain, it is a fantasy story featuring giants, dragons, and a magic sword.