I live on Saint Michael’s Mount, off Cornwall. I’m eighteen feet high and nine feet round. My fierce and savage appearance terrifies everyone around me. When I go to the mainland for meat, I throw half a dozen oxen on my back and tie three times as many sheep and hogs around my waist.

Everywhere I go, I get what I want.

Cormoran the Giant in The History of Jack the Giant-Killer, Blue Fairy Book. Picture by N.C. Wyeth.

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