A leprechaun is a clever Irish elf. He is a small gentleman, under 2 feet tall, and a traditional character. He dresses like a shoe maker, wears a cocked hat and a leather apron.
Some of his hobbies are: making shoes, hiding treasure, scaring tourists, tricking treasure hunters, and vanishing. The leprechaun possesses a hidden pot of gold. Treasure hunters often track down a leprechaun by the sound of his shoemaker's hammer. If caught, he can be forced (with the threat of bodily violence) to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure, but the captors must keep their eyes on him every second. If the captor's eyes leave the leprechaun (and he often tricks them into looking away), he vanishes and all hopes of finding the treasure are lost.
Ever since I was a Brownie Girl Scout and first learned about fairies, (my grandmother confirmed each and every story) I have been intrigued with the idea of seeing one of them! Have you ever tried to find a fairy? They say fairies can be found in that part of the day just before sunrise, before the darkness is completely gone. ~~ Well, when I heard this I tried every morning for a week or so to see one. As you can imagine, it can be difficult for a six year old to get up in the summer much before 7 am, let alone at 5:30 am when the sun begins to rise!
Now there is just one small problem with the fae, they will try to enchant you into their realm. In order to escape this fate, you must find a stream and jump over it and they won't be able to follow you. But...BEWARE...once they take a fancy to you, they will keep trying!!!