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 there was a woman who hadn’t any children. One day she prayed to the Sunball for a child. Sunball sent her a child, but there was one condition – when the child would reach the age of twelve, the Sunball would take the child back. The woman was very happy. But this frightful day had come… Sunball remembered that fact and required the baby back. The woman tried to hide her… What happened next? Read the story to know!