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Islands of Magic

Elsie Spicer Eells (1880-1963)

1. 01 - Princess Bluegreen of the Seven Cities
2. 02 - The Islands of Flowers
3. 03 - Why Dogs Sniff
4. 04 - Longstaff, Pinepuller and Rockheaver
5. 05 - The Table, the Sifter and the Pinchers
6. 06 - Linda Branca and her Mask
7. 07 - Fresh Figs
8. 08 - Peter-of-the-Pigs
9. 09 - The Princess Who Lost Her Rings
10. 10 - The Master of Magic
11. 11 - St. Anthony's Godchild
12. 12 - Trouble When One's Young
13. 13 - The Little Maid Who Was Wise
14. 14 - Manoel Littlebean
15. 15 - The Necklace of Pearls
16. 16 - The Daughter of the King of Naples
17. 17 - Maria-of-the-Forest
18. 18 - The Seven Enchanted Princes
19. 19 - The Listening King
20. 20 - José the Beast Slayer
21. 21 - The Princess of the Lost Island
22. 22 - Why The Alvéloa Bird Received a Blessing
23. 23 - Why the Codorniz Bird Received a Curse
24. 24 - Outside the Door Like the Mother of St. Peter
25. 25 - Why the Owl Flies at Night
26. 26 - The Laborer and His Master
27. 27 - 'Tis Faith Which Saves
28. 28 - St. Brendan's Island
29. 29 - The Silent Cavalier
30. 30 - The Enchanted Palace
31. 31 - The Friend of the Devil
32. 32 - The Miller's Cloak
33. 33 - The Magic Mouthful
34. 34 - The Messengers

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Summary

LEGENDS, FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE AZORES. Some three-fourths of the distance between America and Europe there is a group of nine beautiful islands called the Azores which belong to Portugal. Their names are Flores, Corvo, Fayal, Pico, S. Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira, S. Miguel, and Santa Maria. Many people think them to be the mountain peaks of the submerged continent, Atlantis, which long ago was covered by the ocean.However, when I spent December 1920 and January 1921 in the Azores, I found that there were not only pleasant folktales there but even real fairies. They inhabit the wooded slopes of Monte Brasil on the island of Terceira. The fisher folk who visit the barren Ilheos de Cabras on the Bay of Angra know that there are fairies living in those rocky isles even yet when the boys and girls of the Azores are sailing away from them to seek their fortunes in America. Have they not often seen the fairy garments spread out upon the rocks in the bright sunshine?