The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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152                    THE GIANT'S HEART.
Again he recovered, and said,
"Dear Doodlem, my heart is coming back to me. It is coming nearer and nearer."
After lying silent for hours, he exclaimed,
" It is in the house, I know! n
And he jumped up and walked about, looking in every corner.
As he rose, Tricksey-Wee and Buffy-Bob came out of the hole in the tree-root, and through the cat-hole in the door, and walked boldly towards the giant. Both kept their eyes busy watching him. Led by the love of his own heart, the giant soon spied them, and staggered furiously towards them.
"1 will eat you, you vermin!" he cried. " Here with my heart! "
Tricksey gave the heart a sharp pinch. Down fell the giant on his knees, blubbering, and crying, and begging for his heart.
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