“But if all these people are disappearing every night, surely there’s some sort of outcry?” Sophie said.
“The world is a whopping big place,” the BFG said. “It has a hundred different countries. The giants is clever. They is careful not to be skididdling off to the same country too often. They is always switchfiddling around.”
“Even so…” Sophie said.
“Do not forget,” the BFG said, “that human beans is disappearing everywhere all the time even without the giants guzzling them up. Human beans is killing each other much quicker than the giants is doing it.”