Joseph Jacobs was a scholar and historian, mostly known as a collector and publisher of English Folklore. A master of many languages, Jacobs translated Hebrew, Italian and Spanish works, having become one of the most popular 19th-century adapters of children’s fairy tales. “Brewery of Eggshells” is a Welsh tale, entered in the “Celtic Fairy Tales’ collection. The legend is about a woman, who once has to leave her twin babies alone for a time. Having returned, she sees two elves in blue petticoats cross her path. The twins look the same, but they didn't grow at all… Folklorist Joseph Jacobs is credited with helping many folktales be saved from extinction, and he helped popularize many of the tales we still read today. Enjoy the reading!