This is Older Daughter's Christmas gift to Don: a magnificent copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."
It weights a hefty 5.25 pounds, and she lugged it in her suitcase all the way from New Jersey.
Tolkien, it hardly needs saying, is regarded with near-awe in the Lewis household. And today is his 125th birthday. Or, as Don put it, his "twelve-ity-fifth" birthday.
Happy birthday, Mr. Tolkien! And thank you for the reading pleasure you've given generations of fans.