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First Line: Trolls and pixies unbeknown
Last Line: Scared to rout by shining sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Supernatural

Trolls and pixies unbeknown
Lodged beneath a sunken stone!
Their malevolence makes scream
Children startled in a dream.

O their hundred flickering eyes
Dazzled with day's enterprise --
Skimble-skamble black they run
Scared to rout by shining sun.

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