146 THE GIANT'S HEART
escaped being eaten by him; that they had found out that the great she-eagle of Mount Skycrack was at present sitting on his heart; and that, if they could only get hold of the heart, they would soon teach the giant better behaviour.
" But," said their host, " if you get at the heart of the giant, you will find it as large as one of your elephants. What can you do with it ?"
" The least scratch will kill it," replied Buffey-Bob.
" Ah! but you might do better than that," said the spider.— " Now we have resolved to help you, Here is a little bag of spider-juice. The giants cannot bear spiders, and this juice is dreadful poison to them. We are all ready to go up with you, and drive the eagle away. Then you must put the heart into this other bag, and bring it down with you; for then the giant will be in your power."