" 'It seems to me you've altered some since I last saw you,' he said, with a smile.
" 'You don't like the change, I judge?'
" 'No,' said Tubbs. 'It separates me from my wife and children, and that makes me unhappy.'
" 'Would you like to be changed back again!'
"Presto! the wonderful giant was changed back into the little tailor. No sooner was this effected than he returned post-haste to Webbington. His wife received him with open arms.
" 'Oh, Thomas,' she exclaimed, 'how could you leave us so? On the day of your disappearance a huge brute of a man came here and pretended to be you, but I soon sent him away.'
"Thomas wisely said nothing, but displayed his five thousand dollars. There was great joy in the little dwelling. Thomas Tubbs at once took a larger shop, and grew every year in wealth and public esteem. The only way in which he did not grow was in stature; but his six months' experience as a giant had cured him of any wish of that sort. The last I heard of him was his election to the legislature."
"That's a bully story," said Charlie, using a word which he had heard from older boys. "I wish I was a great tall giant."