Fairy Men Captured

: Welsh Folk-lore

There are many tales current of wee Fairy men having been captured.

These tales are, however, evidently variants of the same story. The

dwarfs are generally spoken of as having been caught by a trapper in his

net, or bag, and the hunter, quite unconscious of the fact that a Fairy

is in his bag, proceeds homewards, supposing that he has captured a

badger, or some other kind of vermin, but, all at once, he hears the

being in the bag speak, and throwing the bag down he runs away in a

terrible fright. Such in short is the tale. I will proceed to give

several versions of this story.