This selection of folk-tales from Brittany by Elsie Masson, vividly illustrated
by pen and ink drawings, is an enjoyable read.
The usual folklore themes with Celtic influence are present and accounted for;
humble peasants, magic livestock, enchanted castles,
evil husbands, brave children, star-crossed lovers, and tricky fairies.
Particularly the latter.
For some reason the Breton fairies seem to have a more hostile, darker edge,
than elsewhere in the Celtic region...
This book was true find.
I had ordered a copy of
Legends and Romances of Brittany,
by Lewis Spence, the only readily available Enlish language
source on this topic in the public domain that I could locate.
The same day that the Spence book arrived, this one showed up
at a local used bookstore--not the first time this kind
of serendipity has occurred.