Tom, a giant, was making his way home when he found the road blocked by
a hedge of stone, so he cut across another giant's land. The giant stopped him and became
furious at him and attacked him. Tom fought him off and eventually killed him. And so he
took possession of the giant's castle and land.
He and a woman he had been courting, Joan, found the giant's castle
filled with treasures. Over the years he strengthened his own walls to protect his
One day there was a hammering on the gate. It was a travelling tinker,
as large as Tom himself, who was making his way along the road over Tom's hedges.
Tom became furious like the previous owner of the castle had and
attacked the tinker. Using his staff he defeated Tom in several dizzying moves.
After this they became fast friends and he taught Tom many tricks.
Jack stayed the night and then the next and the next until he decided
to stay forever, eventually marrying Tom and Joan's daughter on the first day of August.
Every year on the first of August their relations would gather to
celebrate the anniversary, so many relations that the gathering became a fair, known as
the Morvah fair.