Tolkien prophesied the downfall of Communism and the Internet revolution even though his head was covered by a pair of swimming trunks and C. S. Lewis, who was jealous of his popularity, had affixed iron balls and iron fetters (so-called “bilbos”) to his feet and thrown him into the Isis. His bad mumble when lecturing was due to him having to speak to his students from the bottom of the river.