He was very drunk: and had dropped asleep
on the bench; every now and then, he began as though in his sleep, cracking his fingers, with his arms wide apart and the upper part of his body bounding about on the bench, while he hummed some meaningless refrain, trying to recall some such lines as these:
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.