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"That I will gladly do," cried the hero; and, in a moment, the giant bent his knees and placed the load of the heavens upon the shoulders of Hercules. There he meant it to remain, for he was a cunning giant, and had grown tired of his weary burden.
Does the, "meant it to remain", mean, "told the Hercules to remain"?
Please help me.
The giant intended (meant) that it (the load) would stay on Hercules' shoulders.
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