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Stories of the English Fairy
A girl is taken by the fairies and so a boy seeks advice from Merlin on how to save her.
MY OWN SELF
tells an English fairy girl that he is called "My Own Self" when he
plays with her and thus manages to avoid retrobution from the fairy
dogs barking scares away the English Fairies which seek to carry off a
mans daughter, but not knowing this the man punnishes the dog for
A boy saves an old fairy who offers to help the boy with his work in return.
THE HEDLEY KOW
A mischevious creature takes the form of a pot of gold.
THE PIED PIPER OF
many ways the Piper is an English fairy testing the morality of the
people of the town from which he saves the rats. When they fail the
test he leads the children off to a place of ancient oak trees, to the
realm of the fairies.
STORY OF THE THREE BEARS
Animal spirits can be fairies in their own right and in England bears appear to be a form of fairy.
The English version of the Rumpelstiltskin story, except Tom Tit Tot
wants the girl to come away with him in return for his help.
English Fairy Needs a midwife to deliver a baby, and the baby needs a
special ointment to be able to see the realm of the fairy.
THE KING 'O THE CATS
The story of trooping cats, for in England cats are fairies in their own right.
CAULD LAD OF HILTON
The story of a troublesome house fairy.
THE BURIED MOON
Moon comes to earth and walks as a woman until she is caught by evil
crawling things, witches, and bogles which bury her so that she can't
keep people safe at night until someone saves her.
A boy is taken to Elfland and his love must get him back on Halloween
THE OLD WITCH
A girl goes of too seek her fortune and steals from a witch, after which she gets help from an apple tree and animals to escape.
HABETROT AND SCANTLIE MAB
Strange looking old fairy folk save a girl from a life of spinning.
HEADS OF THE WELL
A princess flees the castle and receives help from some fairies.
JACK WENT TO SEEK HIS FORTUNE
Jack is joined by a number of animals as he goes to seek his fortune.
A Girl is married to a Man who she never Sees
THE THREE WISHES
The Spirit of an Oak tree offers a man three wishes if he doesn't cut down his tree.
THE STARS IN THE SKY
A girl goes on a journey to seek the stars where she gets advice from the good folk and the animals
THE THREE COWS
Some pixies attack a farmers cow
The story of a fox which steals from the bears castle.
A girl murdered by her wicked step mother grows as a spirit of a rose tree and leaves as a bird to get revenge.
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