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The Cornish Jack slays his first giant using a pit trap and a pickaxe, gaining him reputation amongst the nearby village. Following this he sets off on a series of challenges, encountering a giant named Blunderbore who he strangles with a cord. The third encounter is with a Welsh giant, who tries to kill Jack while he is resting at his castle. Jack is able to trick this giant, however, and manages to get him to stab himself at breakfast. In the fourth encounter, Jack uses his coat of invisibility, which he received in the castle of the third giant, to attack a giant and his brother with impunity. The final encounter is with the giant Galligantus, whom he first scares with a blast on a magic trumpet, then cuts off his head and sends it to KingArthur. Jack is rewarded by receiving Arthur's daughter's hand in marriage.

The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[Myth/CelticMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to UsefulNotes/{{Cornwall}} and the Cornish.

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The Cornish [[UsefulNotes/{{Cornwall}} Cornish]] Jack slays his first giant using a pit trap and a pickaxe, gaining him reputation amongst the nearby village. Following this he sets off on a series of challenges, encountering a giant named Blunderbore who he strangles with a cord. The third encounter is with a Welsh giant, who tries to kill Jack while he is resting at his castle. Jack is able to trick this giant, however, and manages to get him to stab himself at breakfast. In the fourth encounter, Jack uses his coat of invisibility, which he received in the castle of the third giant, to attack a giant and his brother with impunity. The final encounter is with the giant Galligantus, whom he first scares with a blast on a magic trumpet, then cuts off his head and sends it to KingArthur. Jack is rewarded by receiving Arthur's daughter's hand in marriage.

The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[Myth/CelticMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to UsefulNotes/{{Cornwall}} Cornwall and the Cornish.


The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[Myth/CelticMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[Myth/CelticMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall UsefulNotes/{{Cornwall}} and the Cornish.


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ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's a story about a man named Jack who kills giants.
* GuileHeroGuileHero: Since Jack obviously couldn't defeat the giants in a straight fight, he had to use different tricks to get the best of each.

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The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology [[Myth/CelticMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.


The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by the BrothersGrimm.Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.




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It was loosely adapted into [[Film/JackTheGiantKiller a 1962 film of the same name]]. The 2013 film ''JackTheGiantSlayer'' alludes to this with its title but is based on the Beanstalk story.

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It was loosely adapted into [[Film/JackTheGiantKiller a 1962 film of the same name]]. The 2013 film ''JackTheGiantSlayer'' ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' alludes to this with its title but is based on the Beanstalk story.


The Cornish Jack slays his first giant using a pit trap, gaining him reputation amongst the nearby village. Following this he sets off on a series of challenges, encountering a giant named Blunderbore who he strangles with a cord. The third encounter is with a Welsh giant, who tries to kill Jack while he is resting at his castle. Jack is able to trick this giant, however, and manages to get him to stab himself at breakfast. In the fourth encounter, Jack uses his coat of invisibility, which he received in the castle of the third giant, to attack a giant and his brother with impunity. The final encounter is with the giant Galligantus, whom he first scares with a blast on a magic trumpet, then cuts off his head and sends it to KingArthur. Jack is rewarded by receiving Arthur's daughter's hand in marriage.

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The Cornish Jack slays his first giant using a pit trap, trap and a pickaxe, gaining him reputation amongst the nearby village. Following this he sets off on a series of challenges, encountering a giant named Blunderbore who he strangles with a cord. The third encounter is with a Welsh giant, who tries to kill Jack while he is resting at his castle. Jack is able to trick this giant, however, and manages to get him to stab himself at breakfast. In the fourth encounter, Jack uses his coat of invisibility, which he received in the castle of the third giant, to attack a giant and his brother with impunity. The final encounter is with the giant Galligantus, whom he first scares with a blast on a magic trumpet, then cuts off his head and sends it to KingArthur. Jack is rewarded by receiving Arthur's daughter's hand in marriage.


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* BloodierAndGorier: Compared to Jack and the Beanstalk.


The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.


The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and also the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor" recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.


The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Those themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Those Some versions include the "Fee-fie-fo-fum" chant more popularly known through the Beanstalk story. Its themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.


It was loosely adapted into [[Film/JackTheGiantKiller a 1962 film of the same name]]. The 2013 film ''JackTheGiantSlayer'' is based on the Beanstalk story, but was originally named after this one.

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It was loosely adapted into [[Film/JackTheGiantKiller a 1962 film of the same name]]. The 2013 film ''JackTheGiantSlayer'' alludes to this with its title but is based on the Beanstalk story, but was originally named after this one. story.

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It was loosely adapted into [[Film/JackTheGiantKiller a 1962 film of the same name]]. The 2013 film ''JackTheGiantSlayer'' is based on the Beanstalk story, but was originally named after this one.


The tale has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Those themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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The tale story has similar giant themes with the British "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" and the German tale "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor", recorded by the BrothersGrimm. Those themes can be traced to the [[WelshMythology British]] (and more broadly European) body of folklore and legend. This can be seen in ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'', where the legendary Corineus fought giants and lent his name to Cornwall and the Cornish.

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