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Giant's Causeway

The Legend

Once upon a time, Ireland had a giant called Finn MacCool. He was rather small for a giant, but he was very clever. Across the sea, in Scotland, there was another giant called Benandonner. He was an enormously tall giant, but not very clever.

Benandonner was a real Angebershowoff and to boast about = sich damit brüsten, damit prahlenboasted about being the strongest giant on earth. So Finn invited Benandonner over to Ireland for a contest and even built a Dammcauseway across the sea for the Scottish giant.

The day of the contest finally arrived. When Finn saw Benandonner näherkommenapproaching, however, he realised that he really not to stand a chance = keine Chance habendidn't stand a chance against that large and fürchterlich, furchterregendfearsome giant. So Finn decided to einen Streich spielen, austricksenplay a trick on Benandonner.

Finn put on a Nachtgewand (Schlafanzug, Nachthemd)nightgown and a Nachthaubebonnet and went to bed. When the Scottish giant arrived, Finn's wife Oonagh told him that Finn wasn't at home. Benandonner didn't believe her. "Where is the Feiglingcoward hiding?" he shouted and started hier: durchsuchensearching the house. When he heard a noise in the bedroom, he to rush = eilen, hasten, stürzenrushed towards it and to fling the door open = die Tür aufschmeißenflung the door open. But Oonagh warned him, "Be quiet or you'll wake the baby."

"That's your baby?" Benandonner murmeltemuttered when he saw the person in the bed. He didn't realise that the "baby" was Finn. Instead he was shocked by the size of the child - if the baby was that big, how much bigger and stronger might Finn be? Benandonner panicked. Hastily he ran back to Scotland to destroy = zerstörendestroying the causeway behind him.

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