"Goblins, fairies, pooka, changelings, gnomes, and elves… all are lurking within this book. Their stories and legends stand the test of time, and by reading them you will soon find that you have released these creatures into your life! Are your shoes missing again? Garden thriving in spite of your neglect? Did you hear something calling out to you from the shores of the river or the sea? Be warned! You have invoked the power of the fairie. It is best to study their culture and learn to live with them. 19th century author Wirt Sikes learned to live in harmony with them while serving as the US Ambassador to Wales. Perhaps this collection he has bestowed upon us will help you to celebrate the magic (and the mayhem) of the fairy realm."