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- At this hour, to send it in the hands of a witless halfling into the land of the Enemy himself, as you have done, and this son of mine, that is madness.5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (33% in)
- Already men were breaking away, flying wild and witless here and there, flinging away their weapons, crying out in fear, falling to the ground.5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (60% in)
- As when death smites the swollen brooding thing that inhabits their crawling hill and holds them all in sway, ants will wander witless and purposeless and then feebly die, so the creatures of Sauron, orc or troll or beast spell-enslaved, ran hither and thither mindless; and some slew themselves, or cast themselves in pits, or fled wailing back to hide in holes and dark lightless places far from hope.6.4 — Book 6 Chapter 4 — The Field of Cormallen (15% in)
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