"Now ye are Mine
and must do My will," he said. "I do not trouble that
some of you die and go to appease the hunger of the Dark; for
otherwise there would soon be too many of you, crawling like lice
on the Earth. But if ye do not do My will, ye will feel My anger,
and ye will die sooner, for I will slay you."
-The Master Melkor
"The Tale of Adanel," "Athrabeth Finrod Ah Andreth,"
Morgoth's Ring, p. 348
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