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Once upon a time there lived a race of giants who were seers of stars and builders of stone. The ancients of that race sang songs to the Goddess of the Sky.

Amongst that race there was a giant girl who was as scornful as she was pretty. She looked at old people as they went about their business. Their bodies were like trees, bent and gnarled by time.

“Look at them,” she spat. “How slow and stooped they are! I never want to be like them! I want to stay just as I am, without changing for a thousand years!”

Just at that moment, the Goddess of the Sky was flying over her head in the form of a little sparrow and she heard the girl's request. She beat her magic drum, which was of course, her sparrow's heart.

And the giant girl turned into a stone.