Treebeard looked at him in his long slow way for several minutes, till the wretched man was squirming on the floor.
His eyes, filled with anger and disgust, were fixed on the wretched creature as he now began to move again, still whispering and hissing to himself.
But what went on in his wretched heart between the pressure of the Eye, and the lust of the Ring that was so near, and his grovelling promise made half in the fear of cold iron, the hobbits did not guess: Frodo gave no thought to it.
He is only a wretched gangrel creature, but I have him under my care for a while.
’The creature is wretched and hungry,’ said Frodo, ’and unaware of his danger.
Frodo followed them, feeling very wretched.
’Nothing? ’ said Faramir, looking at the wretched creature with a keen glance, but without any expression in his face either of anger, or pity, or wonder.
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