The Light Princess And Other Stories Classic Fairytales

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

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Now the giant had given an awful roar of pain the moment they anointed his heart, and had fallen down in a fit, in which he lay so long that all the boys might have escaped if they had not been so fat One did, and got home in safety. For days the giant was unable to speak. The first words he uttered were,
" Oh, my heart! my heart! "
i'Your heart is safe enough, dear Thunder-thump," said his wife. " Really, a man of your size ought not to he so nervous and apprehensive. I am ashamed o' you."
" You have no heart, Doodlem," answered he. " I assure you that at this moment mine is in the greatest danger. It has fallen into the hands of foes, though who they are I cannot tell."
Here he fainted again; for Tricksey-Wee, finding the heart beginning to swell a little, had given it the least touch of spider-juice.
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