The giantess paced while she talked. “I came here looking for the First. There is a story that he walked across the ice from Siberia to the frozen islands above the Northwest Territories. There is another story that he found the passage to an inner earth and he walked all the way through the globe and came out at the South Pole. ” She hesitated for a moment and looked at me as if to see if I could confirm this speculation. I shrugged. She nodded.
“I came here. I walked. I had been shunned on the ship from France and, though I wished for company, I could not bear to more looks of terror and revulsion. I thought it better to be alone than to suffer the intolerance of others.”