A Cruel Man and a Fairy Dog, Fairies in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Clocaenog Wales
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Category: Fairies
Sub Category: Fairy money turned to Dross
Title: A Cruel Man and a Fairy Dog

A Fairy dog lost its master and wandered about here and there seeking him.  A farmer saw the dog and took it home with him, but he behaved very unkindly towards the little thing, gave it little to eat, shouted at it and altogether he showed a hard heart.  One evening a little old man called at this farmer’s house and inquired if any stray dog was there.  He gave a few particulars respecting the dog and mentioned the day that it had been lost.  The farmer answered in the affirmative and the stranger said that the dog was his, and asked the farmer to give it up to him.  This the farmer willingly did, for he placed no value on the dog.  The little man was very glad to get possession of his lost dog and on departing he placed a well filled purse in the farmer’s hand.  Some time afterwards the farmer looked into the purse, intending to take a coin out of it, when to his surprise and annoyance he found in it nothing but leaves.|Roberts told the writer that the farmer got what he deserved, for he had been very cruel to the wee dog.

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