We have gremlins too - the diiference is the pixys and faeries *can* be good
to you if you treat them well!
"Another less common legend, but one which is found elsewhere in England and
Scandinavia alike, is that of a ploughman who was at work in one of the
Sidwell fields. As he worked he heard what he took to be a child crying, and
lamenting that it had "broken its peel," round the barrow. The "peel" is the
long wooden shovel with which the bread is put into the old brick-ovens, but
the man went to see if he could find the child, whom he supposed must have
wandered from home. He could see no one, but on the side of the mound was
the broken peel, which he mended with string, being good natured, and
supposing that the child could not be far away. When he left work in the
evening he went to see if the peel had been recovered. It was gone, but in
its place was a cake hot from the oven of the grateful pixy."
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