Once upon a time there was a Giant who was so big that he could see across the highest mountain of the country.
One day the Giant meets a girl that is very small. No, not as small as Tom Thumb in the fairy tale but she is not that much taller.
â€œHello, mister Giant,â€� says the girl when she sees the Giant: â€œgosh, you are tall, man!â€�
â€œHello, sweet girl,â€� says the Giant: â€œthat is because you are so tiny.â€�
The Giant and the little girl burst of laughing.
â€œSay, Giant, what can you do what I cannot do?â€� asks the girl.
â€œI can run very fast,â€œ answers the Giant.
â€œBut, not as fast as I can,â€� says the girl.
â€œOh, no, I will show you,â€� says the Giant and he prepares to take an enormous step of one mile.
Because she is so tiny, the Giant does not notice that she grabs the lace of his shoe. Just before he puts down his foot, the girl let go the lace and lands just in front of the Giant.
â€œWhat took you so long?â€� asks the girl to the Giant, who cannot believe his eyes that she is standing in front of him.
â€œAre you the same girl as before or are you her twin sister?â€� he stammers.
â€œI have no sister, â€œ says the girl: â€œbut I do have a brother who is even smaller than I am, because he has just been born.â€�
The Giant laughs out loud: â€œSo, he is not as tiny as you are, but he is an itsy bitsy teeny weeny tiny.â€�
â€œAre you sure you can do something better than me? â€œ the girl asks.
â€œOf course, little darling, I can see across that high mountain over there.â€�
â€œAll right, go ahead and tell me what you have seen,â€� replies the girl.
â€œI will first put on my hat because the sun shines into my eyes,â€� says the Giant.
The girl is standing next to the Giants big hat. Just before he picks it up to put it on his head, she quickly holds herself at the edge of the hat.
On top of the Giants head she can look behind the mountains. Far away she can see the blue sea with a white lighthouse. On the water lays a red painted ship with brown sails.
She hears the Giant sigh and when she sees his big hand reaching towards his hat, she firmly holds the edge. Fortunately, the Giant puts his hat gently down on a chair. He does not notice how the girl slides down a leg of the chair.
â€œWhere are you gone?â€� asks the Giant, who looks around to find the girl.
â€œI am here, Mister Giant,â€� says the girl: â€œI will tell you three things that you saw across the mountain.â€�
The Giants belly is embarrassed by laughter. He says: â€œAll right, little wise thing, tell me.â€�
â€œFirst of all there was a mighty blue sea,â€� says the girl
The Giants eyes open wide.
â€œSecondly there was a huge white lighthouseâ€�
He now raises his eye brows.
â€œThirdly there was a beautiful red coloured ship on the sea.â€�
The Giants mouth falls open in surprise.
â€œThat is impossible. This is witchcraft,â€� he babbles.
â€œOh, my darling Giant, did you notice the weird colour of the sails of that ship? They were not white as usual but they were brown.â€�
The Giant canâ€™t believe his ears.
â€œHow can this be, this is impossible,â€� he says desperately.
The girl mocks: â€œShall I give something away, sweet Giant?â€�
â€œOh, yes, please tell me how this works,â€� begs the Giant.
â€œWell, Giant dear,â€� the girl smiles: â€œwho is not big has to be smart!â€�