It is the orc-work, the wanton hewing — rarum — without even the bad excuse of feeding the fires, that has so angered us; and the treachery of a neighbour, who should have helped us.
They had not come very far from the road, and yet even in so short a space they had seen scars of the old wars, and the newer wounds made by the Orcs and other foul servants of the Dark Lord: a pit of uncovered filth and refuse; trees hewn down wantonly and left to die, with evil runes or the fell sign of the Eye cut in rude strokes on their bark.
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She is known for wanton behavior.
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.