At sunset the giant
returned, supped upon one of our unhappy comrades, slept and snored till dawn, and then left us as before.
But who ever saw a brazen image that had sense enough to walk round an island three times a day, as this giant
walks round the island of Crete, challenging every vessel that comes nigh the shore?
The horsemen would not believe him, and rode into the forest; there they found the giants
swimming in their blood, and all round about lay the torn-up trees.
A burst of laughter replied to this volley; then the arm of the giant
swung round; then was seen whirling through the air, like a falling star, the train of fire.
Thus he stood for another long minute, and then with a sudden gesture he straightened his giant
frame, threw back his mighty shoulders and, with fearless head held high, swung back the door and stepped across the threshold into the room which held for him the dearest memories and associations of his life.
Why, I remember the time when old Maunders as had three-and-twenty wans--I remember the time when old Maunders had in his cottage in Spa Fields in the winter time, when the season was over, eight male and female dwarfs setting down to dinner every day, who was waited on by eight old giants
in green coats, red smalls, blue cotton stockings, and high-lows: and there was one dwarf as had grown elderly and wicious who whenever his giant
wasn't quick enough to please him, used to stick pins in his legs, not being able to reach up any higher.
Stuart, in their first interview, to shoot the giant
chief with his pistol, and the fright caused among the warriors by presenting the rifles, had probably added the stimulus of pique to their usual horse- stealing propensities.
I cannot understand why the Spring is so late in coming," said the Selfish Giant
, as he sat at the window and looked out at his cold white garden; "I hope there will be a change in the weather.
For a long time the two were closeted together, and when at last the giant
serving man emerged from the inner office his expression was cast in a smile of sinister satisfaction.
Dear me," sighed the Giant
in a disapointed tone; "that reduces my dinner from four to two-- and the dog.
In the forefront of her protectors stood the giant
Tarzan of the Apes, tensing his mighty muscles, strained at the bonds that pinioned him; but they had been re-enforced many times at the instigation of the Russian, so that not even the ape-man's giant
brawn could budge them.
He drew his giant
frame to its full height and drank in the freedom and the sweetness of it all, filling his great lungs to their fullest; and with the first taste he learned to hate the close and stuffy confines of his prison.
His strokes were long and easy--it would be many hours before those giant
muscles would commence to feel fatigue.
A FORESTRY Commissioner had just felled a giant
tree when, seeing an honest man approaching, he dropped his axe and fled.