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Go Away, Stay Away
The village people join in a festival to free themselves of the demons, goblins, and spirits that cause their misfortunes.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Scribner Book Company
(first published November 1986)
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"Go Away, Stay Away" is a work of folklore fiction by Gail E. Haley and tells the story of an Apline family who is troubled by trickster spirits. Each member of the family encounters a different spirit who has made some sort of trouble for them: "spinnikins" tipped over mother's spinning wheel; the "Bunshee" ate all of Peter's sweet buns; the "Kicklebucket" spilt Maria's milk; and the "hobble gobblins" stole Ivan's block of cheese. The father narrates the misfortunes of the family and explains t ...more