The Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Version of the Capture of a Fairy Man, Fairies in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Wales
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Title: The Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Version of the Capture of a Fairy Man


A man, wishing to catch a fox, laid a bag with its mouth open but well secured, at the entrance to a fox’s den in Coed Cochion, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd parish, and hid himself to await the result.  He had seen the fox enter its lair and he calculated that it would not be long before it emerged once again.  By and by, he observed that something had entered the bag and going up to it, he immediately secured its mouth and throwing the bag over his shoulder, proceeded homewards, but he had not gone far on his way before he heard someone say, “Where is my son John?”  The man, however, though it was dark, was not frightened, for he thought that possibly someone was in search of a lad who had wandered from home.  He was rather troubled to find that the question was repeated time after time by someone who apparently was following him.  But what was his terror when, not long afterwards, he heard a small Fairylike voice issue from the bag he was carrying, saying, “There is dear father calling me.”  The man in a terrible fright threw the bag down and ran away as fast as his feet could carry him. He never stopped until he reached his home and when he came to himself, he related the story of his adventure in the wood to his wife.


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