"Entrancing fables, mystic legends of medieval origin, fast, rollicking seanachie stories, related by wandering storytellers and tales told at highland gatherings by professional entertainers who made up their plots as they went along. The last are particularly fascinating, since they were seldom written down, just passed along by word of mouth. Through all the stories run the magic, mystery, wonderment, and gentle humor that stir the imagination of the young. The author, who grew up listening to Scottish tales, has faithfully captured the swing and rhythm of the original Gaelic."
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