Someone has thrown away many traffic signs. The Fairies have found these signs and asked me what they were for. I explained that the traffic on the roads that one can hear have to be controlled. Mainly traffic signs do this, if necessary Members of the Police Force also control the traffic. This idea of controlling traffic was a surprise for the Fairies and they took to the idea of controlling the Fairies flights. I was asked for a hammer and some nails. The Leprechauns were asked to fix the traffic signs high in the trees. I was then asked to tell them what the signs meant.
It took me a couple of hours to explain the signs. Now one can see Fairies turning to the left or to the right they had great fun following the directions on the signs. I knew that this was only a phase it would soon end as the Fairies got fed up flying and obeying the signs. It was not long before the Fairies forgot the signs now high in the trees. The winter was approaching and it was time for the Fairies to go to the deep caves under the Himalayan Mountains. Slowly as the winter winds blew across the Heath at Dartford the signs became very evident. It was said that the young people had placed the signs in the trees.
It was not long before the local Council sent men to remove the signs. This time the signs were disposed of properly. The men did a good job and not one sign was left where the Leprechauns had nailed them high up in the trees. Springtime came around and the Fairies with the Butterflies returned to Fairyland. The trees were budding and soon young leaves covered up all traces of where the signs had been. The Fairies surprisingly missed the traffic signs and I was asked what had happened to them. The Fairies were quite upset that the signs were gone.
One Fairy went to the Leprechauns and asked them to make new signs for the woods in Fairyland. The Leprechauns agreed to make signs for the Fairies but no traffic signs like the humans use. Then the Leprechauns asked me as to what they should write on the signs. Now I had an idea and suggested that the Leprechauns made wooden signs with the names of the places on them. Soon the first new sign appeared it was nailed high up in the old oak tree. Written on it were the words ‘Bern’s Place of rest.’ I was amused at suggested that the other signs that the Leprechauns made were the names of places in the Fairyland woods.
Now one finds signs with the words wishing well, others with the names of trees. The leprechauns worked well and each sign had its wooden letters picked out with different shades of green they were hardly noticeable from the ground and now Fairyland has its own signs which is a good idea if one wanted to meet one could say see you by the Old Willow tree. This is a great improvement and Her Majesty is well pleased with the work of the Leprechauns and a Fairy Dance was held in their honour. Bern