Chocolate & Milk for the Fairies...No one ever thought of blaming
the goblins... That's because 1925 was the 20th century and people didn't
believe in such things any more. Gunnar's great grandfather, Aleric the goblin
had once met King Arthur, and now most people thought Arthur was just a legend.
Eric's parents had been very upset, but then after a few years they had
another son. They never really gave up hope of finding Eric again, and just to
be on the safe side, because they were country folk and remembered some of the
old traditions, they used to leave presents like milk and chocolate outside the
back door at night to keep on the good side of the fairies. "You're mad"
their neighbours used to say. "It's only being eaten by rats, or hedgehogs."
Something did used to come and take the chocolate every night. But even though
Eric's parents took turns in watching to see what it was, they always fell
asleep at the critical time.
|Author's note:- If you're interested in old
English country legends and local folk history take a look at the memories
of Aelred Sharpspear (the most famous Saxon in Ditchling) as recounted by
Clayton in my story
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