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The Legend of St. Michael's Mount
Mount's Bay, Cornwall


Both the Giant's Cormoran, who built and dwelt in the Mount, and a neighbouring giant named Trecrobben, were cobblers at need, but they only had one hammer between them. When one wanted it he would bawl "Borrer thammer," and the thing would hurtle through the air from the opposite hill. One day, Cormoran was calling for it, his unsuspecting and rather short-sighted spouse came to the doorway to announce dinner, and she it was who received the hammer! Terrible was the Giant's grief as he rolled her body into the sea, for she was the last of the Giantesses, and - the pasties she baked were proper beauties!

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