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 and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia, and wrote numerous historical texts.
'The Boy Who Found Fear At Last' is a classical fairy-tale that was collected and retold by Andrew Lang. It tells us about a boy who has a trouble with the feeling of fear — he just can't feel it and doesn't know what it is. So one day he decides to leave his home and go seeking for a way to be frightened.