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By William Bottrell

Within the nineteenth century William Bottrell compiled 3 volumes of Cornish folklore, legends and old stories. this can be the 1st booklet in that sequence. Bottrell tells tales of giants, mermaids, and a gallery of Cornish fairies together with the spriggan, bucca, and the knackers, the earth elementals who stay within the tin-mines. He additionally describes Cornish people magic, and folklore approximately witches. the fashion is idiomatic, and the episodic tales are advised with touches of dialect and localized in particular areas in Cornwall.

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