A fairy man came to a woman in the parish and asked her to attend his wife at her lying-in, she did so and went to fairyland and afterwards came home none the worse for her trip. But one Thursday at the market in Stowe, she saw the fairy man in a Butcher’s shop helping himself to some beef. On this she goes up and spoke to him. Whereupon much surprised, he bids her say nothing about it, and enquires with which eye she could see him, as in fairy land he had rubbed one of her eyes with some ointment. On pointing to the gifted eye he blew into it, and from that time she could never see a fairy again.
Hollingworth Hist of Stowmarket (1844) 248 [Guderon 36-37]