LONDON: CUNDALL & ADDEY. and E. 1851. DALZIEL. . G. 21 OLD BOND STREET. ILLUSTRATED WITH Thirty-Five Drawings by Engraved by RICHARD DOYLE.THE STORY OF Jack and the Giants.

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

. . . . .29 .11 13 Panick of the Shepherd.OF JACK listeneth to Stories of Giants and Fairies . . partaketh of his Pudding with Jack 23 Jack measureth with the Legs of a Giant. Title-page. The of the Welsh Giant . 9 . 25 28 Jack alarmeth his Three-headed Uncle Jack delivereth the Lady from the Enchanter . deceitful Civility Initial 19 21 . The Giant cometh Cormoran carryeth .10 . off his Booty Initial . . . . pAG Jack at Rest. Initial . . The Justices present unto Jack a Sword and . . . . . 15 A He Giant looketh out for Jack. . Initial . . By Stratagem of a Pit Jack killeth the Giant Cormoran Belt Frontispiece. . . . . . . .

. Jack is dubbed a Knight by King Arthur accoutred by Ladies. discovered! a Giant above the Trees . . . The Giant Galligantus Jack passeth the Fiery Griffins Destruction of Galligantus 52 . The Giant's Brother awaiteth his return his . . . . .. and draggeth Him out of the Moat . . 33 35 . The Knight and Lady thank Jack . . Jack release th the captive Ladies . . . .38 -39 -41 . . . Jack slayeth the Giant. -37 . Initial . . .30 . .56 . . and delivereth a Knight and his Lady Jack setteth his foot on the Giant's neck. . The Stratagem of Jack with the Giant Thundel . Initial .49 50 ^! The Lady of the Knight. 45 Jack maketh sport of Him. . 47 His Head goeth to Court Initial . .viii The Illustrations.- Jack goeth with Company to Court end of his cc Jack slaketh his Thirst at the Labours . . He He is .31 . for their delivery .32 . . . . A pale Herald interrupteth the Feast . . . 46.

and of a ready wit : he took stories great delight in hearing Fairies. of Giants and 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. was a brisk boy. When Jack was sent to take care of the sheep and oxen . UR NG I the reign of good lived in King the to Arthur there County of Cornwall. a wealthy farmer.THE STORY of Jack and the Giants. near the Land's End of England. who had an Jack only son named Jack.

the terror of all the neighbouring towns and villages. but hardly any one could equal him at wrestling or if he met with a match for himself in strength.10 The Giant of the Mount. He dwelt . huge and monstrous Giant. He was above the common sports of children . In those days the Mount of Cornwall was kept by a feet in height. and the means to conquer or surprise a foe. in the fields. eighteen and about three yards in compass. . his skill and address always made him the victor. he used to amuse himself with planning battles and sieges. of a fierce and grim countenance.

so that a great part of the county was impoverished by his depredations. in a cave in the middle of the Mount . NIC seized the inhabitants at his approach. he went over to the Mount . and as for their sheep and hogs. and taking with him a horn. and a pickaxe. upon making nothing of carrying half-a-dozen oxen on his back at a time. a shovel. they forsook their habitations.His Depredations. while the Giant seized their cattle. and he was such a live near selfish monster that he would not suffer any one to him. prey . he would tie them by dozens round his waist. This course he had followed for many years. and took flight. which often became his whensoever he wanted food. He for fed on other men's cattle. where he would furnish himself with what- ever came in his way. Jack resolved to kill this monster. he would wade over to the mainland.

broil you whole my breakfast. it Thus a did little as a cat does mouse when she knows cannot escape . it Then strewing a little mould upon he made appear like plain ground. and before morning had dug a pit twenty -two deep." said Jack. I will to disturb my and rest ? you shall pay dearly for for take you home. oh. made the very foundations of the Mount " Oh. tum- bling into the pit." this He had no sooner uttered cruel threat.14 Jack diggeth a Pit for Him. and nearly as broad. Mr. Giant. " where are you now? ? do you think now of broiling nothing else serve me for your breakfast will you but poor Jack?" Jack torment the big Giant. all Then his Jack placed the a horn to his mouth. he to shake. he gave the monster a heavy blow . why are you come here this. than. and straw. and blew with tantivy. when he fell in the to work. and when he had tired of that amusement. and had covered sticks it feet over with long it. that the Giant might such loud ex- awoke and rushed towards Jack. beginning of a dark winter's evening. claiming : " You saucy villain.

He is trapped and killed. rejoice his friends with the Now. and went to search the cave. which tumbled him down. and declared that he should always be called 3tecfe tfct Giant iUIIer . when the justices of Cornwall heard of this valiant action. and that killed him on the he filled spot. of " This is the valiant Cornish man Who slew the Giant Cormorant . When pit Jack saw the Giant was dead. they sent for Jack. Jack then made haste back to news of the Giant's death. and they also gave him a magnificent sword belt. up the with earth. which he found contained much treasure. with a pickaxe on the very crown of his head. gold. and an embroidered upon which in letters was emblazoned.

after Now Jack. as they passed through a thicket. eaten with pepper . about four months his last exploit. situated in the him. for when they reached the castle. the rustling of the boughs terribly frightened to find himself in awakened Jack. Yet this was nothing to his fright soon after . hearing of it. The Giant took him into a large room. coming to the fountain for water. Presently the . Now. lay quickly down near a pleasant fountain in the wood. that men's hearts. he immediately took Jack on his shoulders. victory soon spread over all the west so that another Giant. he beheld the floor covered all over with skulls and bones of men and women. named Blunderbore. Giant. and fell asleep. discovered him and as the lines written on the belt shewed who he was. with a horrid grin.1 6 The Giant Blunder bore The news of Jack's of England. and carried him towards his castle. and he told Jack. if vowed to be revenged on Jack. riding near this castle in his journey towards Wales. ever it was his fortune to light ori castle. This Giant kept an enchanted midst of a lonely wood. being weary. where lay the lately limbs of persons that had been killed . who was the clutches of Blunderbore.

' This warning was so shocking to poor Jack. valiant Stranger. Jack heard dreadful groans. ! Oh. Before he will torture you. he locked Jack up in the room. Lest you become the Giant's prey. were should his nicest food. to enjoy a dinner off poor Jack. When he had said this. that he was ready to go mad. who. and saw the two . and cries. . who lived in the same wood. from after shrieks. 1 7 and vinegar. While he was away. kills. valiant Stranger haste away. He ran to the window. 1 Or you'll become these Giants' prey. haste away. and that he thought he make a dainty meal on his.Invitetb a Friend to eat Jack. On his return he'll bring another Still more savage than his brother. cruel monster. while he went to fetch another Giant. A horrid. and many parts of the castle lines : and soon he heard a mournful voice repeat these " Haste.

either my death or freedom is at hand. he threw the ropes over their heads. He made them found and almost the rooms and in three ladies tied up by the hair of their heads. and least had not the strength . and slid down the ropes he then killed the Giants. This window was right over the gates of the cc castle. Giants coming along arm in arm. When he saw that they were both quite black in the face. starved to death.1 8 jfack strangleth the Two. Jack a large noose with a slip-knot at the ends of both and as the Giants were coming through the iron gates. there were two strong cords in the room. and thus saved himself from the cruel death they meant to put him to. who had then condemned them ." Now made these . ." thought Jack. left. They told him that their husbands had been killed by the Giants. and went into the a strict search through all castle again. he drew his sword. other ends fast to a his He then made the all beam in the ceiling. Jack next took a great bunch of keys from the pocket of Blunderbore. cc Now. and pulled with might till he had almost strangled them.

" his said Jack.and releaseth the Captives. there came forth a Giant with two heads. and knocked gate . make you some amends for the dreadful pains you have felt. to his surprise. wicked brother that it and to I give you this and all riches contains." He then very politely gave them the keys of the castle. A R i N G very little for riches. he thought as fast as best to travel he could. " . At was length he lost his way . he in a valley between two lofty mountains. He spoke to Jack . and having but it money of his own. He went to it. in his and went further journey to Wales. " Charming Ladies. because they would not eat the flesh of their own husbands. to be starved to death. last in He thought himself lucky at finding a large at the and handsome house. I have put an end to the monster and castle. when. Jack had not wealth little taken any of the Giant's for himself. and when night came on.


The Double-Headed Welshman,




he was a Welsh Giant, and


the mischief

he did was done under a show of friendship. he was a benighted

Jack told him


the monster bade Jack

welcome, and led him into a room where he could pass the

But though he was weary he could not



he heard the Giant walking backward and forward in the next

room, saying,


Though here you


with me

this night ^


shall not see the morning-light


club shall dash your brains out quite"

Say you so?" quoth Jack;




one of your



getting out of bed, Jack groped about the room,

at last

found a


of wood



laid it in his place in

the bed, and hid himself in a corner of the room.

In the

middle of the night the Giant came with



and struck many heavy blows on the bed,

in the

very place

where Jack had


the billet


and then went to
Jack's bones.


room, thinking he had broken


cc Pray. Jack wanted . of. but brought in two for their of hasty-pudding breakfasts. The Giant started when he saw him. carelessly its a rat. how did you sleep last night? Did you hear " ." said Jack." The Giant bowls did not answer a word.cozeneth him. but soon went to sleep again. I I gave me three or four flaps with tail. Early in the morning Jack walked into the Giant's room to thank him for his lodging. and began to stammer out. or see any thing in the dead of the night ?" cc Nothing worth speaking believe.

" cc cried the Giant. But see here !" all He pudding then took a knife. ripped up the bag. moment dropped down dead. and fell the on the floor. fine trick : cc I will shew you a it I could cut my head off one minute. When and put breakfast was over. plunged and in a into his stomach. to the Giant believe that he could eat as much as him- self. and slipped the pudding into the bag instead of his mouth. on sound the next. . Jack having thus outwitted the monster. v " Odds ashamed splutter hur nails. went further on his journey. who was to be outdone by Jack. so he contrived to button a leathern bag inside his coat. he said to the Giant.24 make The Trick of the Pudding. hur can do that hurself !" it So he snatched up the knife.

to but they had no means to hire one. we have an uncle who lives shall do well enough. After a long day's journey. I is within two miles of this place he . said. master. and the Prince granted his request. who was a through Wales for very beautiful lady that was enchanted. when the Prince was anxious night drew on. PART THE SECOND. but for both the Prince and Jack had spent all secure a lodging.Jack meeteth with a Prince. their money . Jack asked leave to be the Prince's attendant. ' ACK travelled on until he met with King seeking all Arthur's only son. Jack " Never mind. for .

" what he'll shall we do there ? certainly chop us up at a mouthful. and coming to the gate he knocked so loud that the echo from the hills neighbouring resounded like thunder. The " Giant. full speed." flee " Alas!" quoth the Prince." cc It is no matter for that/' j quoth Jack "I myself will go before.26 Visiteth his Three-headed Uncle ^ a huge and monstrous Giant. and prepare the way for you till . terribly vexed. Nay. before and make them him. with three heads five he'll fight hundred men in armour." Jack then rode off of the castle. roared out. therefore tarry and wait I return. . Who's there ?" . we fill are scarce enough to his hol- low tooth.

whilst the poor Giant lay trembling in a vault underground. they feasted and made themselves merry. prithee what heavy news . bolt. Dear uncle. and bar me in. Jack joyfully complied with fetching his and master. and then sent him three miles for- ." cc God wot." quoth the Giant." ! said the Giant. Jack furnished the Prince with a fresh supply of gold and silver. In the morning. and thou shalt lock." quoth Jack. and thou knowest can fight five hundred chaff before the wind. 27 cc None but your poor cousin Jack/' answered he. cc What news cc with my poor cousin Jack?" He cc replied. here's the Prince a-coming." C( men in make them " fly like Oh. heavy news. to kill you. but. and keep the keys till the Prince is gone.and Locketh him up. armour. cousin Jack. all with a thousand that men in armour. " this is heavy news indeed I will immediately run and hide myself." the Giant's request . and destroy you have " !" Oh. can come to me ? I I am a Giant with three heads and besides.

and the shoes are of extraordinary serviceable to These all may be heart. the sword cuts asunder whatever you swiftness. cc and wiping her Lord. and liberated from the vault. My me this handkerchief to-morrow. cc I desire nothing but the old coat slippers and cap. as he would then be pretty well out of the smell of the Giant. and for . the Giant Jack then returned." Quoth keep use : the Giant. who asked what he should give him for saving the castle. a wicked Magician. made a noble feast when it was ended. for cc Thou for shalt have them . or lose your head. you must mouth with shew a fine handkerchief. and pray them the my sake. with my They soon arrived at the who was under the power of him dwelling of the beautiful lady." . of excellent coat will keep you the cap will furnish you with knowledge. ward on his journey. strike. she arose. they are things invisible.28 Obtainetb a rare dress and sword. together with the old rusty sword and are at which your bed's head. She re- ceived the Prince with fair words." you : therefore take them." quoth Jack. fc Why. said.

which told him the lady was forced. the enchantment in a was ended moment. but Jack put that cap of knowledge. at one blow cut off his head. with his sword of sharpness. and the lady restored to her virtue and goodness. 29 She then went out of the room. The on his Prince went to bed right sorrowful . Whereupon of who was surrounded by a host evil spirits. lady on his coat to of darkness forest. MaJack. taking the handkerchief with her. and regained the handkerchief for the Prince . to meet the wicked Magician every night in a forest. Jack now put of swiftness. by the power of the enchantment. .and vanquisheth the Magician. and his shoes and the went the where he saw the give handkerchief to the gician.

.3 Jack is dubbed a Knight. where they were received with welcome . and the valiant Jack was made one of the Knights of the Round Table. She returned with the Prince to the court of King Arthur.

." When deeds the King heard this offer. . Sire. there many Giants yet : among the mountains of Wales. and thought of the cruel of these bloodthirsty Giants and savage monsters. 3 1 PART THE THIRD. if rid please you.ACK resolved not to live in idleness for the future. For/' said he to the King. I will soon your kingdom of these Giants and monsters.He is sent forth by King Arthur. that he might travel in search cc new and strange are Cf exploits. to favour my designs. but to for the do what services he could honour of the king and the nation. and they it oppress the people therefore. He thur therefore to humbly besought King Ar- furnish him with a horse and of money. he gave Jack every thing proper for such a journey.

the Prince. lay. until he came to a large forest.32 He encountereth another Giant y Thereupon Jack took leave of the King. He went along over and mountains. Jfc through which his road shrieks. and all the Knights of the hills Round Table. On a sudden he heard piercing the trees. and set off. and saw a He forced his way through huge .



Lady were joyful at their They heartily their thanked Jack for what he had done." his And so plunging sword into the Giant's body. Jack shed tears at such a sight. he came up to the Giant. and tying him to an oak. with as much ease as if they had been a pair of gloves. but could not reach his body. might. on account of his great Still. thirty-five feet high. . and invited him to house to refresh himself. put on his invisible coat. the monster gave a loud groan and yielded up his life . he cut off both the Giant's legs below the garter that his so body tumbled t^ien to the ground. dragging along by the hair of their heads a Knight and his beautiful Lady. all putting both hands sword. he made When at many strokes him. behold the just reward of thy crimes. he wounded his ankles in to his many places : at last. 35 Giant. one in each hand. and alighting from his horse.and slayeth him. under which he carried his sword of sharpness. height. 9^S?^^T ACK set one ^oot u P on hi s nec cruel wretch ! ^ I an d cried give thee " Thou out. while the noble Knight and his deliverance. and aiming with his .

" in Jack had not rode a mile and a half before he came sight of the it mouth of the cavern . grew sad. hearing it is this. and cc replied. eyes flashed like flames of fire." Nay. waiting for his brother. if you should this thither it and perish in the attempt to overthrow wicked . cc I cannot be at ease till I find out this monster's dwelling. cc No. cc even if there were twenty. I would shed the last drop of my blood before one of them should this task. and desist from any farther pursuit.36 jfack waxetb still more valiant . with a knotted iron club in his hand. was grim. and nigh the entrance of he beheld the other Giant sitting on a huge rock. let would be heart-breaking to me and my lady so me " persuade you to go with us." said Jack. This monster his." said Jack." The stranger. lived in a den under yonder mountain. His his his face . Noble too much to run a second hazard. visit When I have done will return and you. Knight. and cheeks seemed like two flitches of bacon the bristles of his . I escape me. brother. with a brother of more go fierce and cruel than himself: therefore.

O monster. and .and threatened the Giant s Brother. and turned him into a thicket. all this while. Jack alighted from his horse. his invisible . are fast you there ! it will not be fore I shall take you by the beard. 37 beard were as thick rods of iron wire . then he put on coat. and drew a cc little nearer. : of his invisible coat then Jack came quite close to him. by reason The Giant. and his locks of hair hung down like curling snakes." could not see him. to behold this figure and said long be- softly.

missing his aim. where the Giants used to dine." So he slipped nimbly behind him. through which he saw a number of wretched cc captives. he searched their cave for treasure. He passed through many dark wind. but. and began to like him one that was mad. Alas ! alas young man. After a hideous howling." said Jack. and jumping seat as the Giant rose hilt in his upon the rocky from it. den ?" are when they you come to be one among us in this horrid . which led him to a room paved with freestone it at the end of was a boiling cauldron. killed these When Jack had thus two monsters. whilst the Giant roared like loud claps of thunder. struck a blow at his head with his sword of sharpness . ! who cried out. only cut off his nose. " Nay. to a He then came window secured with iron bars. side. the Giant dropped down dead. " if this is the case. And though he rolled his glaring eyes round on every he could not see who had given him the blow lay about . I will kill you at once. he thrust his sword up to the body. yet he took up his iron club. saw Jack.38 Jack maimeth and doth for him. ings. and on the right hand stood a large table.



and freeth cf the Captives." said Jack. it " I have given them such a dinner that will be long enough before they want more. " we have been taken by the Giants till that hold this cave. what is the meaning of your captivity ?" " Alas 1" said one." at his The me. but pray me. tell Cf you will not tarry here long . E " You may believe . then It is the fattest of us is killed and cooked. I hope. not long since they took three for this purpose/' " Say you so?" said Jack." captives were amazed words. and are kept they have a feast.

on which was engraved the Giant dragging the : knight and the lady by the hair. and sent their heads in a wagon to King Arthur. Then he plentifully. Under the Giant's farce command.42 said Great feasting and " ." . Jack for I have slain both the monsters. where they feasted Supper being over. rejoicing. which lasted many days. with this motto <c We were in sad distress^ you see. as trophies of my victory. But gained our lives and liberty By valiant Jack's victorious hand. PRESENTLY Jack reached the Knight's castle. whom he had not long before. they searched the Giant's coffers.. and Jack shared the store among the captives. and set them all free." To shew them that what he said was true. The Knight also presented Jack with a beautiful ring. where he was received with the greatest joy. led them to the great room. he unlocked the gate. Jack started left at sunrise to the house of the Knight. In honour of the hero's exploits. a grand feast was given.

the guests present at the feast were five aged genfathers to who were some of those captives who had been freed by Jack from the dungeon. cries. and told the company. One day the bowl went round merrily. These old men pressed round him with tears of joy. rushed in. lo ! in the midst. 43 Among tlemen. and returned him thanks. Thun- del. The hall re- sounded with peals of laughter and joyful But. a herald. a Giant with an immense head. having heard of the death of his two kinsmen. and every one drank to the health and long life of the gallant hero. was come to take revenge on Jack. and .Alarm by the pale Herald. pale and breathless with that haste and terror.

walk into the garden. Pray. yet he cried out. near the in his invisible coat. I smell Be he the blood of an Englishman alive or be he dead. my friend ?" said Jack you are a clever miller indeed .44 Thundel would grind Jack's Bones > that he was now near the house. set Jack men . over which lay a drawbridge." cc . to work to cut the bridge on both sides. have a tool to pick his teeth with. and you shall joyfully behold the Giant's defeat and death. so. " Fie ! foh ! fum ! . P II grind his " Say you !" bones to make my bread. Let him come. sword of sharpness. At bled. and the country-people all flying before him. middle and then dressing himself went against the Giant with his close to him." The feet knight's castle was surrounded by a moat. ladies and gen- tlemen. As he came though the Giant could not see him. and said. the very boldest of the guests tremCf but Jack drew his sword. I this dismal news. thirty deep and twenty wide.

" " You must catch me his invisible coat. Jack led him round and round the walls of the that the castle. and began the Giant following him like a walking castle." kinsmen? cried the Giant. the Giant going after . 45 " Art thou. first. and to finish the work. he to run . Jack ran over the drawbridge. I cc the villain who killed my Then will tear thee with my teeth.but he maketh sport of him. and throwing off put on his shoes of swiftness. and grind thy bones to powder. making the earth shake at every step." said Jack . company might see the monster .

the great on both weight of his body made into it break. " I think you told me you . would grind my bones to powder ?" when will you begin Giant The at foamed with horridly the mouth fury. be brought to him he then . At to last Jack ordered a cart-rope . Jack now stood by the side of the moat. him. and he tumbled he rolled the water.46 Draggeth him from him with the his club : but when the Giant came to the middle. but he could not get out to have revenge on his little foe. and plunged from side to side of the moat. where about like a large whale. at and laughed and jeered saying. where the bridge had been cut sides.



and by the help of a team of horses. dragged him . . where he cut off either ate or drank. the monster's head sent it and before he of King Arthur. to the edge of the moat. he to the court He rest then went back to the table with the in mirth company. 4-9 drew it over his great head. and the of the day was spent and good cheer.and sendeth his Head to Court.

if you will accept such fare as my poor house affords. with a head as white as snow." set before Jack entered.50 The Giant Galligantus PART THE FOURTH. the hermit said." said the hermit. " Good father. he came at to the foot of a very high mountain. . and an old man. you famous conqueror of Giants . him some bread as When are the Jack had eaten much a j . . ?" <c " can you lodge a traveller who has lost his way " Yes. he chose. and set out again in search of new adventures. till He went over hills and dales without meeting any. Here he knocked the door of a small and lonely house. yet after staying with the Knight and his lady for time.OURTED and flattered as he was. let him in. Jack grew weary of such an some idle life. and the old man and fruit for his supper. " I know My son." said Jack. I can.

and his wicked Magician. gets many knights and ladies into his Castle. my son. at the top of this mountain is an enchanted Castle. her . and brought hither through the air in a chariot fiery drawn by two dragons. by the help of a Magician. who. kept by vile a Giant named Galligantus. now. Above I la- ment the hard duke's fate of a daughter. have an invisible coat. by reason of two all fiery Griffins. and turned her into the shape of a deer. into the shape of all. F you may pass by them with- . as whom father's they seized she was walking in her garden. tried Many knights have to destroy the en- chantment. and deliver yet none have been able to do it. where he changes them beasts. and destroy who come nigh but as you. who guard : the gate of the Castle.

under which were these lines cc Whoever doth this Trumpet blow. and on the gates of the Castle you will find engraved by what means the enchantment may be broken." Jack promised that. for they could not see him because of his invisible coat. When he had climbed to the top of the mountain. he on his invisible and got ready for the attempt. he saw the two but he passed between them without the least fear of danger. out being seen . Shall cause the Giant's overthrow!" . sound sleep. fiery Griffins. at the risk of his life. after a coat. he would break the enchantment arose early. put and.52 Jack heedeth not the Griffins. in the morning. . On the Castle-gate : hung a golden trumpet.



with his sword of sharpness. and fly blast. which made the gates open. The knights and ladies rested that night at the old man's hermitage. The into birds and beasts. and next day set out for the Court. soon killed the Giant . and the Magician was then carried away by a whirlwind.Jack overthroweth Galligantus. and shaking with Jack. he seized the trumpet. and every knight and beautiful lady. and the very Castle itself tremble. and the head of the Giant Galligantus was sent to King Arthur. biting their thumbs. The Giant and the Conjuror at now knew that their wicked course was an end. As blew a soon as Jack had read shrill 55 this. returned to who had been changed their proper shapes. and they stood fear. . Castle vanished away like smoke.

at the King's desire. to the joy of this. Jack's fame had spread through the whole country and. in on which he and and content. Fetter Lane. his daughter in marriage. and gave an account of all his majesty his fierce battles. Levey. . Great New Street. the all Duke gave him the kingdom. After the King gave Jack a large estate. his lady lived the rest of their days joy Robson.56 Jack weddetb and liveth content. . Jack then went up to the King. and Franklyn.

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