The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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150                  THE GIANT'S HEART.
the giant give a far-off roar of pain, and she nearly fell from her seat with terror. The heart instantly began to shrink. It shrunk and shrivelled till it was nearly gone; and Buffy-Bob caught it up and put it into his bag. Then the two spiders turned and went down again as fast as they could. Before they got to the bottom, they heard the shrieks of the she-eagle over the loss of her egg; but the spiders told them not to be alarmed, for her eyes were too big to see them.—By the time they reached the foot of the mountain, all the spiders had got home, and were busy again catch­ing flies, as if nothing had happened.
After renewed thanks to their friends, the children set off, carrying the giant's heart with them.
" If you should find it at all troublesome, just give it a little more spider-juice directly," said the grandfather, as they took their leave.
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