Woodland Troll (UN-B-717)
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But the child continued to grow sicklier and weaker with each passing day. A doctor was sent for, but no physical ailment could be found. The child's fever grew worse equalled only by the parents despair. They tried any cure that was offered, but nothing could ease the child's suffering, and the parents resigned themselves to soon losing their only son.

Thomas Lowenstoft, the father of the unfortunate child, continued to spend every waking hour in search of a cure in neighbouring towns. He received many suggestions, herbal, medical and spiritual, and each time he would return home, with a new hope in his heart, only for each time it to prove false.

On the 18th day of his quest, a wizen old woman approached him. She informed him that she had heard the sorry tale of the child's decline and offered her assistance.