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Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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76
THE GIANTS AND THE HERD-BOY1
THERE was once upon a time a poor boy who had neither father nor mother. In order to gain a living he looked after the sheep of a great Lord. Day and night he spent out in the open fields, and only when it was very wet and stormy did he take refuge in a little hut on the edge of a big forest. Now one night, when be was sitting
The Herd-boy binds up the Giant's foot.
on the grass beside his Socks, he heard not very far from him the sound as of some one crying. He rose up and followed the direction
of the noise. To his dismay ;and astonishment he he found a Giant lying
at the entrance of the wood; he was about to run off as fa I as his legs could carry him, when the Giant called out: ' Don't be afraid, I won't harm you. On the contrary, I will reward you handsomely if you will bind up my foot. I hurt it when I was trying to root up
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