A collection of fables, vignettes, and parables from the fanciful mind of Lord Dunsany. These brief tales feature characters such as Time, Death, Fame, Winter, Spring, the Fog, the North Wind, the blackbird, the god Pan, the river Styx boatman Charon, and others - in fantastical, whimsical, allegorical, and poignant scenarios.
Filled with wry humor, philosophical reflections, and social commentary, titles of this parade of flash fiction include "The Death of Pan", "The Worm and the Angel", "The True History of the Hare and the Tortoise", "How the Enemy Came to Thlunrana", "The Lonely Idol", " The Song of the Blackbird", along with 55 more.
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany - a part of the Irish Literary Renaissance (along with W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory) - wrote hundreds of published stories, as well as plays, novels, and essays.