Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts.
A Tale Of The Tontlawald is an Estonian fairy tale included it in The Violet Fairy Book. Tontlawald is dark, ominous forest. No one ventured there, no one dare to chop the woods down, despite king’s orders. A bold peasant who had wandered farther than most came back with the tale of a ruined house and men-like creatures. No one believed him. One day, the children were gathering strawberries when a boy realized they were in the Tontlawald. Kids ran off. All of them, but Elsa, the peasant’s daughter.