This volume contains 24 tales collected in and around Wales by P. H. Emerson. In most cases amended as little as possible recording the stories as told, so that the written story seemed as if was being presented in the vernacular. Herein you will read of the LEGEND OF GELERT, THE FAIRIES OF CARAGONAN, THE CRAIG-Y-DON BLACKSMITH, OLD GWILYM, THE BABY-FARMER, THE OLD MAN AND THE FAIRIES and many more

Why do we call such a collection Fairy Tales? Well, when last did you hear a child say One more folk tale please or 'Another nursery tale, please, grandma'? Fairy tales are stories in which occurs something 'fairy', something extraordinary--fairies, giants, dwarfs, speaking animals, or the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. Stories of fairy interaction with humans where the kind and thoughtful are blessed and the thoughtless and spiteful are punished.

So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial.

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