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[Illustration: By Stratagem of a Pit Jack killeth the Giant Cormoran Frontispiece THE DEATH OF THE GIANT CORMORAN]

[Illustration: Jack listeneth to Stories of Giants and Fairies Title page ]

THE STORY OF Jack and the Giants.

ILLUSTRATED WITH Thirty Five Drawings by RICHARD DOYLE. Engraved by G. and E. DALZIEL.



LONDON: Printed by ROBSON, LEVEY, and FRANKLYN, Great New Street, Fetter Lane.



Jack listeneth to Stories of Giants and Fairies. Title page

Jack at Rest. Initial

The Giant cometh

Cormoran carryeth off his Booty

Panick of the Shepherd. Initial

By Stratagem of a Pit Jack killeth the Giant Cormoran. Frontispiece

The Justices present unto Jack a Sword and Belt

A Giant looketh out for Jack. Initial

The deceitful Civility of the Welsh Giant

He partaketh of his Pudding with Jack

Jack measureth with the Legs of a Giant. Initial

Jack alarmeth his Three headed Uncle

Jack delivereth the Lady from the Enchanter

Jack is dubbed a Knight by King Arthur

He is accourted by Ladies. Initial

He discovereth a Giant above the Trees

Jack slayeth the Giant, and delivereth a Knight and his Lady

Jack setteth his foot on the Giant's neck. Initial

The Giant's Brother awaiteth his return

The Knight and his Lady thank Jack for their delivery

Jack releaseth the captive Ladies

A pale Herald interrupteth the Feast

The Stratagem of Jack with the Giant Thundel

Jack maketh sport of Him, and draggeth Him out of the Moat

His Head goeth to Court

The Lady of the Knight. Initial

The Giant Galligantus

Jack passeth the Fiery Griffins

Destruction of Galligantus

Jack goeth with Company to Court

Jack slaketh his Thirst at the end of his Labours

THE STORY of Jack and the Giants.

[Illustration: Jack at Rest. Initial ]

During the reign of good King Arthur there lived in the County of Cornwall, near to the Land's End of England, a wealthy farmer, who had an only son named Jack. Jack was a brisk boy, and of a ready wit: he took great delight in hearing stories of Giants and Fairies, and used to listen eagerly while any old woman told him of the great deeds of the brave Knights of King Arthur's Round Table.

When Jack was sent to take care of the sheep and oxen in the fields, he used to amuse himself with planning battles and sieges, and the means to conquer or surprise a foe. He was above the common sports of children; but hardly any one could equal him at wrestling; or if he met with a match for himself in strength, his skill and address always made him the victor.

[Illustration: The Giant cometh]

In those days the Mount of Cornwall was kept by a huge and monstrous Giant, eighteen feet in height, and about three yards in compass, of a fierce and grim countenance, the terror of all the neighbouring towns and villages. He dwelt in a cave in the middle of the Mount; and he was such a selfish monster that he would not suffer any one to live near him. He fed on other men's cattle, which often became his prey; for whensoever he wanted food, he would wade over to the mainland, where he would furnish himself with whatever came in his way.

[Illustration: Cormoran carryeth off his Booty]

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