I looked down upon the servants, and one or two friends who were in the house, as if they had been pigmies
and I a giant.
Men were giants in those times," said Athos; "now we are pigmies
Formerly it must have swarmed with great monsters: now we find mere pigmies
, compared with the antecedent, allied races.
are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians
Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand--when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find--all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies
malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.