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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 10, March 9, 2008, Article 31

LEPRECHAUN COINS: DO'S AND DON'TS

Leprechauns are [the] self-appointed guardians of ancient
treasure, left by Danes as they marauded through Ireland,
burying it in crocks or pots. Marauding Danes might be the
reason leprechauns try to avoid contact with mortals, whom
they regard as foolish, flighty, greedy creatures. The legend
goes that if caught by a mortal, a leprechaun will promise
great wealth if allowed to go free. Leprechauns supposedly
carry two leather pouches. In one there is a silver shilling,
a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it is
given away. In the other he carries a gold coin which he
uses to try and bribe his way out of difficult situations.
The gold coin usually turns to leaves or ashes once the
leprechaun has parted with it.

Remember, if you do catch a leprechaun, you must never
take your eye off him. He will vanish in an instant!

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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