Fairies in Literature and Legend
The question as to the essential nature of fairies has been the topic of myths, stories, and scholarly papers for a very long time.
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“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
—Willis Goldbeck (19001979)
“As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“There are people whom even childrens literature would corrupt. They read with particular enjoyment the piquant passages in the Psalter and in the Wisdom of Solomon.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)