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By Alan Garner

Attractive new CollinsVoyager variation of Alan Garner's choice of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just the various unusual and beautiful creatures in A Bag of Moonshine - a veritable treasure trove of news selected from the folklore of britain and Wales. There are 22 stories in all, superbly illustrated in black and whitel by way of prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.

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Or I keep the wool; and maybe eat you. " says the wife, and thinks: if I can't find out a name in a week. wool with the Foawr, and went home. Well, she was wrong. The woman tried every way, but nobody knew the Foawr's name, had ever heard of it, or ever thought that he had one. And time was getting over fast, and she was no nearer an answer. And then it was the last evening. She sat in the hearth, and wondered whether she was to be eaten, or be thrown in a ditch. It came on dark, and the man was late; but when he tramped in, he was laughing.

Nice day, and he'd not gone very and he his stick, was he came It a far, when two doors wide open, and a man there shovelling with a big shovel; but what he was shovelling, Tom couldn't see, for there was nothto a barn with its ing there to shovel. " says Tom. A Bag of Moonshine "I'm shovelling sunshine over my sheaves," says the man. " "I wish you'd come this way sooner," says the man. " "That's one gowk," says Tom to himself; and he cut a notch in his stick. He went road side, and he saw a man by the hunched up, hacking at pebbles with a a bit further, knife.

She sat in the hearth, and wondered whether she was to be eaten, or be thrown in a ditch. It came on dark, and the man was late; but when he tramped in, he was laughing. " says she. " says she. my born days," says he, "did I see such spinning! " "And where was "Why," tonight! " says she. says he, "where but in the Foawr's house saw it up on the mountain, all in a blaze of And such whirling and whistling coming to my ears! And the singing and laughing and shouting! So I made my way there, and I drew near the window, light.

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