Below the small band of Teutonic divinities were the elves of forest and field, the water-elves or nixes and spirits of house and home.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
More important than these from a religious point of view were the elves (O.N.
Mr Sidney Lee suggests that Robin was a forest elf so called because elves wore hoods (see Dict.
How terrified was the little girl; but if one has not done anything wrong, these strange little elves cannot harm one.