and didn't know where he was till he stepped into the deepest pool in the river, alone to the school. The pool was not wide but deep enough to drown him. He got to the other side and whistled till we went to his aid. He points to this as a proof that he couldn't be drowned. He maintains he was put astray by the fairies on this night. This is a common prank the fairies play on people and once a person lloses his way, the only cure is to turn is waistcoat inside out. He gets his true bearings then.
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