148 THE GIANTS HEART.
when Tricksey-Wee looked back, she saw a whole army of spiders scrambling after them.
"What can we want with so many?*' she thought; but she said nothing.
The moon was now up, and it was a splendid sight below and around them. All Giantland was spread out under them, with its great hills, lakes, trees, and animals. And all above them was the clear heaven, and Mount Skycrack rising into it, with its endless ladders of spider-webs, glittering like cords made of moonbeams. And up the moonbeams went, crawling and scrambling, and racing, a huge army of huge spiders.
At length they reached all but the very summit, where they stopped. Tricksey-Wee and Buffy-Bob could see above them a great globe of feathers, that finished off the mountain like an ornamental knob.
"But how shall we drive her off? " said Buffy.