The Company of the Whiskey Drinking Bear

The Legend of Ungoliant

As her spawn crept West along the Old Forest Road

Then the Unlight of Ungoliant rose up even to the roots of the trees,
and Melkor sprang upon the mound;
and with his black spear he smote each Tree to its core,
wounded them deep, and their sap poured forth as it were their blood,
and was spilled upon the ground.
But Ungoliant sucked it up, and going then from Tree to Tree she set her black beak to their wounds, till they were drained;
and the poison of Death that was in her went into their tissues and withered them, root, branch, and leaf; and they died.
And still she thirsted, and going to the Wells of Varda she drank them dry;
but Ungoliant belched forth black vapours as she drank,
and swelled to a shape so vast and hideous that Melkor was afraid
Tolkien
Shared by Elabrimborn to his kin

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