Publisher Description

This is a novel book. An Ouphe, fair questioner, — though you may never have heard of him, — was a creature well known (by hearsay, at least) to your great-great-grandmother. It was currently reported that every forest had one within its precincts, who ruled over the woodmen, and exacted tribute from them in the shape of little blocks of wood ready hewn for the fire of his underground palace, — such blocks as are bought at shops in these degenerate days, and called in London 'kindling. ' It was said that he had a silver axe, with which he marked those trees that he did not object to have cut down; moreover, he was supposed to possess great riches, and to appear but seldom above ground, and when he did to look like an old man in all respects but one, which was that he always carried some green ash-keys about with him which he could not conceal, and by which he might be known.

GENRE
Fiction
RELEASED
1897
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
91
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
579.6
KB

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