Years went over, and the Giant grew very old and feeble.
Downstairs ran the Giant in great joy, and out into the garden.
said the Giant, and a strange awe fell on him, and he knelt before the little child.
And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, "You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.
And when the children ran in that afternoon, they found the Giant lying dead under the tree, all covered with white blossoms.
He often stretched himself out at full length on the ground, where he looked like the long ridge of a hill; and it was a good hour's walk, no doubt, for a short-legged Pygmy to journey from head to foot of the Giant.
If the truth must be told, they were sometimes as troublesome to the Giant as a swarm of ants or mosquitoes, especially as they had a fondness for mischief, and liked to prick his skin with their little swords and lances, to see how thick and tough it was.
They were constantly at war with the cranes, and had always been so, ever since the long- lived Giant could remember.
But I have now said enough to let you see what a gallant little people these were, and how happily they and their forefathers, for nobody knows how many generations, had lived with the immeasurable Giant Antaeus.
Sometimes, for a minute or two, the Giant dropped asleep, and snored like the rush of a whirlwind.
Here comes another Giant to have a tussle with you.
There is not a Giant on earth for whom I would take the trouble to get up.
In a forest of his country lived two giants, who caused great mischief with their robbing, murdering, ravaging, and burning, and no one could approach them without putting himself in danger of death.
I killed two giants, I brought away one unicorn, and caught a wild boar, and am I to fear those who are standing outside the room.
The white giant
stood beside him watching his every move.