“Itis your garden now, little children,” said the Giant, and he took a great axeand knocked down the wall. And when the people were going to market at twelveo`clock they found the Giant playing with the children in the most beautifulgarden they had ever seen.
Allday long they played, and in the evening they came to the Giant to bid himgood-bye.
“Butwhere is your little companion?” he said: “the boy I put into the tree.” TheGiant loved him the best because he had kissed him.
“Wedon`t know,” answered the children; “he has gone away.”
“Youmust tell him to be sure and come here to-morrow,” said the Giant. But thechildren said that they did not know where he lived, and had never seen himbefore; and the Giant felt very sad.
Everyafternoon, when school was over, the children came and played with the Giant.But the little boy whom the Giant loved was never seen again. The Giant wasvery kind to all th