18    Horatio Grin of the Mages

Jack is contacted by the Mages who rescue children stolen by the fairies. 

Mr Grin, assigns the beautiful Agnes Day to Jack's case. 

The boys are instantly besotted with her.

Horatio Grin

Mister Grin talks about the fairies
Art: Paul


“Forget everything you heard about little creatures with butterfly wings,” the old man began. “They are the product of Victorian storybook illustrators. Before that fairies were real people. Even the word fairy is wrong. It means enchantment, describing what they do, not who they are. They call themselves Elfin.”


from Chapter 12    The Book of Adam and Eve

 Read a draft of Mr Grin's induction speech to the neophytes.

Taken from the Archives of the

Magi Temple of Central England


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Agnes Day

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Thomas the Rhymer