This is what the hummingbird whispered to her faerie friend.
THE BOGGART Yorkshire ONCE upon a time a Boggart lived in a farmer’s house. He was a mischievous Elf, and specially fond of teasing the children. When they were eating their supper, he would make himself invisible, and, standing back of their chairs, would snatch a way their bread and butter and drain their mugs […]
COYOTE THE HUNGRY (Caddo Tribe) ow Coyote was always hungry, and as he was a coward, he used to sneak about the fields and timber searching for something to eat. One day, as he was walking by the side of a brook, he heard something in a Persimmon Tree. He looked up, and there was […]
In Loving Memory Silvestro the Servan is presumed gone from our hills of Northern Italy. He stole a man’s spectacles and ran away being chased with a broom. Sadly, years and years have gone by without a whispering chuckle. Though many are glad none of their items have gone missing, Silvestro’s family must put him […]
LEELINAU THE FAIRY GIRL (Chippewa) nce on the shore of Lake Superior, there lived a lovely Indian girl, named Leelinau. She was slender and tiny, with soft dark eyes, and little feet. And whenever the Moon rose faint and white while the Sun was setting, she danced in a Pine grove by the shore. And […]
THE SICK-BED ELVES From China WANG LITTLE-THIRD-ONE lay stretched on his bed of bamboo laths, where a low fever kept him. He complained to every one, especially to his friend the Magician who came to see him. The Magician was very wise, so he gave Wang a drink of something delicious and cool, and went […]
JUDY AND THE FAIRY CAT From Ireland LATE one Hallowe’en an old woman was sitting up spinning. There came a soft knock at the door. “Who’s there?” asked she. There was no answer, but another knock. “Who’s there?” she asked a second time. Still no answer, but a third knock. At that the old woman […]