118 THE GIANT'S HEART.
got plenty to last you over Sunday, I am sure. Just look what good little boys they are ! "
Tricksey-Wee and Buffy-Bob peered through the bristles, and discovered a row of little boys, about a dozen, with very fat -faces and goggle eyes, sitting before the fire, and looking stupidly into it. Thunderthump intended the most of these for pickling, and was feeding them well before salting them. Now and then, however, lie could not keep his teeth off them, and would eat one by the bye, without salt
He strode up to the wretched children. Now what made them veiy wretched indeed was, that they knew if they could only keep from eating, and giow thin, the giant would dislike them, and turn them out to find their way home ; but notwithstanding this, so greedy were they, that they ate as much as ever they could hold. The giantess, who fed them, comforted herself with