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. Lang was also a prolific author of fiction works; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts. Andrew Lang was great friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard, with whom he wrote The World's Desire (1890). Preferring romance over realism, he admired their works as well as those of Alexandre Dumas Père, Henry Fielding, William Makepeace Thackeray, fellow Scot Robert Burns and many others.
Once upon a time a nun, a countryman, and a blacksmith lost their way in a forest. They wandered for a long time and finally they found an abandoned castle. They decided to live there, because they had no house. One day when a countryman and a blacksmith left the castle and went to the forest, so a nun stayed at the castle. Suddenly someone knocked at the front door… Who was it? Read the story to know!