"What a wonderful giant you must be!" said Hans.
"Will you come with me? I am going to find a string of pearls that lies at the bottom of the North Sea.
When I get it, you can tell me if the king is at his palace, so that I can hurry back and give the pearls to him."
"You think you will need me, do you?" said the giant. "Well, I'll go along with you."
Hans Wins The Princess
So Hans and the four great giants walked along until they came to the North Sea.
Then they got into a boat and rowed far out to the deep water.
The giant who could see so far soon found the place where the pearls lay at the bottom of the sea.
Then the giant whose arms were so long reached down, picked up the pearls, and laid them in the boat.
Hans and the four giants now rowed back to the shore.
As soon as they landed, the giant who could hear so well took the cotton out of his right ear and listened to what was being said at the king's palace.
He heard the people in the palace talking of a wonderful ball that was to be given the very next night, on the princess's birthday.