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By Alan Garner

ISBN-10: 0007127901

ISBN-13: 9780007127900

Lovely new CollinsVoyager version of Alan Garner's choice of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just many of the unusual and lovely creatures in A Bag of Moonshine - a veritable treasure trove of reports selected from the folklore of britain and Wales. There are 22 stories in all, superbly illustrated in black and whitel via prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.

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The cow was on its hind legs up the wall and blahting fit to bring a sick man sorrow and a dead man woe. " says Tom. " "I wish you'd come this way sooner," says the man. " "That's the three," says Tom; and he cut a third notch in his stick. " And he turned, and he went back home to Matilda. Tom wore the shoes to his wedding, for they were still new, and scarce broken in, even. Then, sure enough, Matilda and Tom had a child; but, before it could walk, Tom, he'd taught it to swim. He had that! 49 A Fat Hen A fat hen Two And ducks a fat hen.

Careful, woman. I'm guess your is "And now," real, old, says he, "be tired of the playing. " But she pointed her finger and says, slowly: at him, the woman did, "The wool is my man's. The thread is my own. " Well, the Foawr, he was done, and he was in a red and he cries, "Bad luck to you! " shouts he, and he flung the balls of thread at her and ran out, howling. And away home with her, and her balls of thread. And if she didn't spin her own wool for ever after, that's nothing to do with you and me.

Twelve piebald pipers playing ball against a piebald wall, Eleven piggy-rigs Ten crooked crows in Nine peevish parsons a in a rye field rooting, crooked crab tree croaking, in a purple pulpit preaching, Eight dozen Limerick oysters, Seven bottles of mountain ash, Six screeching wild geese, Five white weasels, Four hairy herrings, Three plump partridge, Two And ducks a fat hen. Jack and the Beekeeper If you don't like, don't listen; but there were once two were clever, and one was Jack. Anyway; they went to a wood, and they wanted to three brothers; eat their dinners there; so they filled a pot with porridge oats and water; and then what must they do for a fire?

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