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Buckler was the name given by the fairy who in 1310 offered his services to a minor provincial magician called Simon Bloodworth, of the town of Bradford on Avon. When first finding a place in the Bloodworth household Buckler was a sorry, ragged little creature with a thin fox face; but after a short time he began to revive and soon changed his appearance. His ragged attire became a fine suit of clothes and he appeared quite the handsome dandy, even growing in stature. His explanation for these changes was that he had previously been under an enchantment and had only just regained his true appearance.

After some time spent ingratiating himself with his new master by his ready despatch of all the magic tasks given to him, Buckler then used his position of trust to entice away no fewer than seventeen of Bloodworth's family and neighbours. He persuaded them all to enter a certain cupboard, which he had caused to appear in the kitchen of the house. His promise was that they would be able to go through this cupboard into Faerie, where they would be given magic enough to lead very happy lives on their return. Needless to say, none returned, and neither did Buckler. Even Simon Bloodworth himself, who later entered the cupboard hoping to fetch back his family, could not escape. It is likely all were seized and made into slaves in Faerie[5].