The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

Includes The Giant's Heart & the Shadows, By George MacDonald

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THE GIANTS HEART.
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along, they soon came to a small crack, through which they saw grass, pale in the moonshine. As they crept on, they found the hole began to get wider and lead upwards.
" What is that noise of rushing?" said Buffy-Bob.
" T can't tell," replied Tricksey ; " for, you see, I don't know what we are in."
The fact was, they were creeping along a chan­nel in the heart of a giant tree ; and the noise they heard was the noise of the sap rushing along in its wooden pipes. When they laid their ears to the wall, they heard it gurgling along with a pleasant noise.
"It sounds kind and good," said Tricksey. "It is water running. Now it must be running from somewhere to somewhere. I think we had better go on, and we shall come somewhere."
It was now rather difficult to go on, for they had to climb as if they were climbing a hill; and
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