And whenever he flung himself on the earth to take a little repose, even if he got up the very next instant, he would be as strong as exactly ten just such giants
as his former self.
No sooner had he done so than the wounded Giant
limped up to him and whispered softly, 'Herd-boy, where are you?
In a forest of his country lived two giants
, who caused great mischief with their robbing, murdering, ravaging, and burning, and no one could approach them without putting himself in danger of death.
The sun was setting when a loud noise aroused us, the door of the hall was violently burst open and a horrible giant
This shows, you see,' said Mr Vuffin, waving his pipe with an argumentative air, 'this shows the policy of keeping the used-up giants
still in the carawans, where they get food and lodging for nothing, all their lives, and in general very glad they are to stop there.
It was a brief but splendid spectacle, that of this giant
, pale, bloody, his countenance lighted by the fire of the match burning in surrounding darkness
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant
hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant
Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
I cannot understand why the Spring is so late in coming," said the Selfish Giant
, as he sat at the window and looked out at his cold white garden; "I hope there will be a change in the weather.
Dear me," sighed the Giant
in a disapointed tone; "that reduces my dinner from four to two-- and the dog.
Meantime the giant
continued to raise his iron mallet high in the air and to strike the path terrific blows that echoed through the mountains like the roar of a cannon.
As the Giant
struck at him, the Knight leapt aside and the blow fell harmless.
With clenched fists, and tight set jaws the great, soulless giant
moved across the dark chamber with the stealthy noiselessness of a tiger.