World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: It's Them

Once, like all pixies, the gremlins lived in hollow banks beside rivers and deep pools. Then some of them moved to crags near the seashore and lived on pancakes made of yellow tide-foam. Now they have moved into the air. Last week they were having the time of their lives flying all over the North Atlantic, Britain and Germany in R.A.F. and U.S. planes.

The R.A.F. first learned about the little creatures in 1923 and called them gremlins —probably from the obsolete Old English-transitive verb greme, meaning: to vex. Yet it was not...

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