Fairies of Northwick Water

This is from Highways & Byways in The Border,

Northwick Water, too, as well as Slitrig, was famed for its fairies – and for worse than fairies, if one may judge by the name given to a deep pool; the Deil’s Pool, it is called, a place to be shunned by youthful fishers. …Higher up the stream .. is the Fairy Knowe, where a shepherd was once flung into the flooded burn by the fairies – at any rate he was carried down the burn one evening late and he said it was the fairies, and no other spirits, that had flung him in.

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