This is the third of Andrew Lang's the Fairy Books of Many Colours. The stories in all the books are borrowed from many countries; some are However much these nations differ about trifles, they all agree in liking fairy tales.
Herein you will find 42 illustrated fairy tales drawn from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Scotland, England, and China. You will find stories like: The Story of Caliph Stork, The Enchanted Watch, Rosanella, Sylvain and Jocosa, Fairy Gifts, Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla, The Three Little Pigs, A Heart of Ice, The Three Bears, The Enchanted Ring, The Magic Swan, The Story of a Clever Tailor and many, many more.
The stories are further enhanced by the over 70 exquisite pen and ink illustrations by H. J. Ford.
This book contains many references to fairies. As to whether there are really any fairies or not, is a difficult question. Andrew Lang never saw any himself, but he knew several people who have seen them-in the Highlands - and heard their music. So, if ever you are near Nether Lochaber, go to the Fairy Hill, and you may hear the music your-self, but you must go on a fine day……