THE GIANTS HEART, 155
"Yes, ma'am," returned they, after counting themselves very carefully, and with some difficulty ; for they were all stupid children.
" Now," said Tricksey-Wee to the giant, " will you promise to carry off no more children, and never to eat a child again all your life ?"
"Yes, yes! I promise," answered Thunder-thump, sobbing.
"And you will never cross the borders of Giantland?"
"And you shall never again wear white stockings on a Sunday, all your life long.—Do you promise ? "
The giant hesitated at this, and began to expostulate ; but Tricksey-Wee, believing it would be good for his morals, insisted; and the giant promised.
Then she required of him, that, when she gave