Magic of the Little People – Leprechauns

Magic of the Little People – Leprechauns

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In Irish folklore it is a mischievous elflike character who grants wishes or reveals the location of hidden treasure when captured!

But a Leprechaun cannot be trusted, folklorist Carol Rose offers a typical example of leprechaun trickery in her encyclopaedia ‘Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns & Goblins’ it concerns, ‘a man who managed to get a leprechaun to show him the bush in a meadow under which his treasure was located. Having no shovel, the gentleman marked the tree with one of his red garters, kindly released the sprite and went for a spade. Returning almost instantly he found that every one of the numerous bushes in the field sported an identical red garter!’

In his collection of Irish fairy & folk tales, W.B. Yeats offered an 18th-century poem by William Allingham ‘The Leprechaun or Fairy Shoemaker’. It describes the tapping sound often made by the fellows:

Lay your ear close to the hill.
Do you not catch the tiny clamour,
Busy click of an elfin hammer,
Voice of the Lepracaun singing shrill
As he merrily plies his trade?
Leprechaun picture cards are divided between two spectators’ hands; one gets an even number of Leprechauns, while the other gets an odd number. Immediately the Leprechauns work their tricks & the two piles of Leprechauns magically change places with each other!

Please note amazingly all this happens in the spectators’ own hands. If this doesn’t get their attention, nothing will, it is practically self-working & can be performed at a moment’s notice.

Comes complete with a set of Leprechaun picture cards & instructions.

Only £12.99

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