THE GIANTS HEART.
"You shall have it, if you behave yourself properly," said Tricksey.
" How shall I behave myself properly ? " asked he, whimpering.
"Take all those boys and girls, and cany them home at once."
"I'm not able; I'm too ill. I should fall down."
"Take them up directly."
" I can't, till you give me my heart."
" Very well! " said Tricksey; and she gave the heart another pinch.
The giant jumped to his feet, and catching up all the children, thrust some into his waistcoat-pockets, some into his breast-pocket, put two or three into his hat, and took a bundle of them under each arm. Then he staggered to the door.
All this time poor Doodlem was sitting in her arm-chair, crying, and mending a white stocking.