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Synopsis About this title William Crossing was a writer and documenter of Dartmoor and Dartmoor life. Buy New Learn more about this copy.

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Other Popular Editions of the Same Title. Search for all books with this author and title. Customers who bought this item also bought. After leaving school at Plymouth, he went to the Independent College at Taunton, and then returned to finish his education at the Mannamead School Later called Plymouth College.

His earliest literary efforts were in the direction of fiction - 'thrilling romances,' composed for the delectation of his school-fellows. His first essay in poetry was at the age of fourteen, when a poem written by him appeared in the pages of Young England, December, In he went for a short coastal voyage to Wales, and gained a liking for the sea; and in he joined a vessel bound for Canada, and had a narrow escape, nearly being crushed by an iceberg during the night. Returning from this voyage, he took to business pursuits in Plymouth, and then recommenced his Dartmoor explorations.

In he married and settled down at South Brent. In the previous year he began making notes about his rambles, without, however, any systematic arrangement; after his marriage he seems to have become more methodical, and to have decided to write a book descriptive of the moorland district. He is now considered one of the best authorities on Dartmoor and its antiquities, having made it the subject of his life's work.

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He was one of the earliest members of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, joining it immediately on its formation. It is quite probable that he effectively started the popularity of the modern pursuit of letterboxing.

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In his book Guide to Dartmoor he refers to what is likely to have been the first letter box. It was placed at Cranmere Pool on northern Dartmoor by a local guide in In Crossing's memory in a plaque and letterbox were placed at Duck's Pool. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Book Description: "Pixies also Piskies and Pigsies as they are sometimes known in Cornwall are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. They are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat.

Sometimes their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the temple ends. One myth states that pixies were a race of people who were not good enough for Heaven or bad enough for Hell and were therefore forced to remain on Earth forever. Another legend claims that they were Druids who resisted Christianity and were subsequently sentenced by God to grow subsequently smaller until they accepted Christianity.

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  6. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book shines the most when the author is surveying Piksie belief in Dartmoor and providing the reader with a narrative romp through the Dartmoor countryside.