The Earth Giant

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It stood among the woven mats of gently breathing tree spirits like a great leader. It was massive, the biggest living creature Naulé had ever seen. It had great limbs more smooth and powerful than those of the great ones, and its skin shone like bare earth after a rainstorm. Its head was like a standing stone half buried in its colossal torso. Its flesh was the colour and texture of peat. From where he stood Naulé could see it moving the trees closer together, weaving them into a living river as they dreamed leafy dreams... Picture drawn by Arbaon.