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EACH OTHER.

One head said “You are a Pro-Boer”: the other said, with bitter humour, “You're another”; in fact the argument might have gone on for ever, growing more savage & brilliant every moment, but it was cut short by Redlegs, who took out the great sword he had borrowed from one of the knights & poked it sharply into the giant & killed him. The huge creature sprawled & writhed like a continent in an earthquake ; and one wild head lifted itself for a moment in death & said “You are beneath my notice.” Then it died happy. Redlegs went