No one knew the names of the fairies. They do not talk our earth-languages, and few people have learnt theirs. Tom knew of none he could ask for help. His winning the fairy maiden for wife seemed as far off as ever.
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Exactly a year had passed since the maid had been found, and once more Tom was riding home to Ystrad through the summer dusk. As before, he let the mare take her own pace, for his thoughts were full of what had happened a year ago. Suddenly, once again he saw the fair company of folk dancing, not more than a few strides away from him. He checked the mare and waited motionless. Presently they stood still, and one of them stepped into the middle of their ring and said in sad tones:.
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He made her go like the wind, and as soon as he reached Ystrad he flung himself out of the saddle and rushed into the house. He found the fairy maiden in the big, cool kitchen.
It was already dark indoors, and she had lit a lamp, which made a pool of brightness in the dim room. She sat in the light, her fingers busy with sewing, and as she sewed she crooned to herself a certain tune which Tom could never learn, however often he heard it.
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And so will you wed me? If you do that you will sadly rue it. Tom found this an easy enough promise to make; the maiden was so precious to him that he could not even imagine himself hurting her.
Ystrad was a very happy place after that. All went well with the farm. Tom was a joyful man and Penelope a good and happy wife, and they loved each other as people should. After a year a little son was born to them, and some time later a little daughter.
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It was summer-time again. One of the great Welsh fairs was being held in the neighbourhood. There was a fine to-do at Ystrad one morning, for Tom was going to drive Penelope to the town to see the shows. He went into the meadow near the house to catch a young horse that he meant to use. Penelope stood at the farm door, ready, watching him, for she loved to see his quick, lithe movements. Both of them were feeling happy and excited and a little impatient to be off. But the young horse was in no mood to be caught. It's also a great way to discover new podcasts. So easy to find shows to follow.
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