Tolkien Read-Along | Sméagol and Déagol
“Give us that, Déagol, my love,” said Sméagol, over his friend’s shoulder.
“Why?” said Déagol.
“Because it’s my birthday, my love, and I wants it,” said Sméagol.
“I don’t care,” said Déagol. “I have given you a present already, more than I could afford. I found this, and I’m going to keep it.”
“Oh, are you indeed, my love,” said Sméagol; and he caught Déagol by the throat and strangled him, because the gold looked so bright and beautiful. Then he put the ring on his finger.