Purun Bhagat heaped his fire high that night, for he was sure his brothers would need warmth; but never a beast came to the shrine, though he called and called till he dropped asleep
, wondering what had happened in the woods.
Sometimes, for a minute or two, the Giant dropped asleep
, and snored like the rush of a whirlwind.
Then, after seeing her eyes closed, and hearing her breathe gently, he believed she had dropped asleep
, and left the apartment on tiptoe, closing the door after him with the utmost precaution.