JACK THE GIANT KILLER

The story of Jack the Giant Killer

Is something of an ancient thriller

 

It seems young Jack possessed four prizes

That came in separate forms and sizes.

This legend has a Gallic source...

(That's source - and not French sauce, of course!)

 

He had a cloak to hide him from other eyes,

A perfect sort of self-disguise;

Add to that shoes none could match,

Which when worn, no feet could catch.

 

Then there was a thinking cap

Which, when placed upon his nap,

Told him all he wished to know...

He only needed to think...and lo!

 

Finally, there was a magic sword

That no foe could ever afford

To take a chance with its razor blade

That sliced through any substance made.

ORIGIN

If you think I'm spinning you a line

I refer you to William Mapp, a feller

Who, they say, died in 1209

And pinched it from some French tale-teller.

NB

On some quest, I suggest, these tales were told -

When damsels were distressed and knights were bold;

Long before the advent of video and cable

Folk were enthralled by legends, lore and fable.

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◄ MIND - HOW YOU GO!!

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Comments

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Brian Maryon

Sat 17th Nov 2018 07:46

Sorry I forced you to change from that you originally intended Mark, but a decent substitute!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 17th Nov 2018 06:31

It certainly enthralled me M.C. 💕

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