Class 8 #English Chapter 3 #Summary | It so happened | The Selfish Giant 👿 | #Studyment

 


The Giant’s garden was very beautiful. Children loved to play in it every afternoon, as they were coming from school. 

But the Giant was selfish. One day when he returned home after seven years of stay with his friend, he saw the children playing in the garden. He shouted at them angrily and they ran away. 
The Giant built a high wall around it. He also put up a notice that outsiders entering the garden will be punished.
The poor children had no other place to go. They didn’t like to play on the dusty road full of stones. 

Then the spring came all over the country. Only in the garden of the selfish Giant it was still winter. No flowers bloomed and no birds sang. The only visitors were the snow and the frost which painted all the trees silver.
The Giant wondered why It was always winter there. 

One morning he heard a lovely song of a bird outside his window. He jumped out of bed and looked out. He saw a wonderful sight. The children had crept in through a hole in the wall. They were sitting on the branches of trees which gladly welcomed them with flowers. 

Only in one corner it was still winter. A small boy was wandering all around the tree and crying. He was too small to climb up.
The Giant’s heart melted. He put the small boy up into the tree, it broke into flowers. The Giant knocked down the wall and started playing with the children. 

Years went by and he grew old and weak.
One winter morning he saw a tree covered with lovely white flowers. Under it stood the little boy. He came running, close to the boy. He noticed two nail wounds each on the boy’s arms and on the little feet. 
He declared angrily that he would kill cruel man who had injured him. At this the child told him that those were the wounds of Love. He further told that he had come to take him to his garden, which was the Paradise. In the afternoon the Giant was found lying dead under the tree.

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