A Bag of Moonshine by Alan Garner

By Alan Garner

Attractive new CollinsVoyager variation of Alan Garner's number of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just a few of the unusual and beautiful 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, fantastically illustrated in black and whitel via prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.

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A Bag of Moonshine

Attractive new CollinsVoyager variation of Alan Garner's selection of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just a number of the unusual and beautiful 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, fantastically illustrated in black and whitel by way of prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.

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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. " says Tom. " wish you'd come sooner," says the man. " "That's two gowks," says Tom to himself; and he cut another notch in his stick. He left the man by the road side, but, round the next bend, he saw another; and this one was pulling on and a rope.

Maybe your name is Mollyvarten," says "And maybe it's not, at all," says he. she. "Well," says she, "there was only seven families living here in the old time, 'Molly' at the front. And and their names were all so," says she, "if you're not 42 Mollyndroat a Mollycharaine "I am " not," says he. " "I am not," says he. 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.

I'm to pay you," says the boggart to Jack. " So the boggart went off gold, and, while he crown from down the hole to fetch the was gone, Jack dug his cap, held his cap waited for the boggart. a pit, cut the over the pit and A Bag of Moonshine Sooner or later, the boggart came back with the gold and began at pouring it into Jack's cap; but Jack's cap wasn't filled, and the boggart had to go and fetch more. And he had to fetch more again; but still it wasn't filled. " says the boggart. " says the boggart's grandad.

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