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The Zankiwank and The Bletherwitch by Fitzgerald

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The Zankiwank and The Bletherwitch

An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza

"_Imagination is always the ruling and divine power, and the rest of the man is only the instrument which it sounds, or the tablet on which it writes._" JOHN RUSKIN.

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THE ZANKIWANK & THE BLETHERWITCH

BY S.J. ADAIR FITZGERALD

WITH PICTURES BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

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LONDON J.M. DENT & Co. ALDINE HOUSE E.C. 1896

_All Rights Reserved_

To MY BLANCHE

I AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBE THIS LITTLE BOOK

CONTENTS

PART I A TRIP TO FABLE LAND 1

PART II THE FAIRIES' FEATHER AND FLOWER LAND 33

PART III A VISIT TO SHADOW LAND 91

PART IV THE LAND OF TOPSY TURVEY 119

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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EVERYBODY MADE A RUSH FOR THE TRAIN _Frontispiece_

THE ZANKIWANK AND THE BLETHERWITCH _Title Page_

THE JACKARANDAJAM 5

MR SWINGLEBINKS 7

THEY WERE RUN INTO BY A DEMON ON A BICYCLE 17

BIRDS, BEASTS AND FISHES WERE HURRYING BY IN CONFUSING MASSES 19

THE FROGS ... PLAYING "KISS IN THE RING" 24

THEY WERE GLUED TO THE EARTH 27

THE ELFIN ORCHESTRA 37

I HAVE DISPATCHED THE JACKARANDAJAM AND MR SWINGLEBINKS IN A FOUR-WHEELED CAB 41

A COMPANY OF FAIRIES ... LEAPT FROM THE PETALS OF THE FLOWERS 45

THE SLY JACKDAWS AND THE RAVENS ... EVIDENTLY PLOTTING MISCHIEF 51

ONE OF THE PRETTIEST DANCES YOU EVER SAW 55

TITANIA ARRIVED ... WITH A FULL TRAIN OF FAIRIES AND ELVES 61


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