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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
THE THREE GOLDEN APPLES

VI. HERCULES GAINS THE GOLDEN APPLES
When this was safely accomplished, the first thing that the giant did was to stretch himself; and you may imagine what a prodigious spectacle he was then. Next, he slowly lifted one of his feet out of the forest that had grown up around it, then the other. Then all at once he began to caper and leap and dance for joy at his freedom, flinging hilnself nobody knows how high into the air, and floundering down again with a shock that made the earth tremble. Then he laughed with a thunderous roar that was echoed from the mountains far and near, as if they and the giant had been so many rejoicing brothers. When his joy had a little subsided, he stepped into the sea-ten miles at the first stride, which brought him mid-leg deep; and ten miles at the second, when the water came just above his knees; and ten miles more at the third, by which he was immersed nearly to his waist. This was the greatest depth of the sea.
Hercules watched the giant as he still went onward, for it was really a wonderful sight, this immense human form more than thirty miles off, half-hidden in the ocean, but with his upper half as tall and misty and blue as a distant mountain. At last the gigantic shape faded entirely out of view. And now Hercules began to consider what he should do in case Atlas should be drowned in the sea, or if he were to be stung to death by the dragon with the hundred heads which guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides.
If any such misfortune were to happen, how could he ever get rid of the sky? And, by the bye, its weight began already to be a little irksome to his head and shoulders.
" I really pity the poor giant," thought Hercules. "If it ao wearies me so much in ten minutes, how it must have wearied him in a thousand years!"

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