"Who hath dared to wound thee?" cried the Giant;
"tell me, that I may take my big sword and slay him."
"Nay!" answered the child;
"but these are the wounds of Love."
"Who art thou?" said the Giant,
and a strange awe fell on him,
and he knelt before the little child.
And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him,
"You let Me play once in your garden,
to-day you shall come with Me to My garden,
which is Paradise."
Oscar Wilde from the Happy Prince
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