They might have been humans, but to the boys they looked like nothing more or less than water sprites.
First came a group of thirty of the village children, dressed as water sprites, and blowing on soft-toned silver horns.
The water sprites and the wood nymphs will lend wings to thee in thy efforts to please them.
Thistle had talked about the water sprites, but Hop was rather a dull fellow, and lived in the mud, so he could tell him nothing.
The water sprites in their blue robes floated here and there, or slept in beds of foam, rocked by the motion of the waves.