A long, long time ago, the Earth belonged
to the creatures of the wood. By creatures
of the wood I mean gnomes and elves,
fauns and faeries, goblins, ogres, trolls
and bogies, nymphs, sprites, and dryads.
They tended it and took care of it, played,
danced and sang in it, cared for wounded
animals, sat on mushrooms discussing
matters of import and drinking Labrador
tea, rode down streams on leaves and bark,
and parachuted from trees with dandelion
seeds. This was the world into which
mankind was born
The text presented on these pages is a story called
"The Historical Overview of the Wherebouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries,
Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites, and Dryads, Past and Present"
written by Mat Jacobson under the alias Buck Young
This story is printed here and in this format with Mat's approval.