During one long dark night of mischief and revelry, the fairies rode on the backs of colourful birds into the human world. They stole a beautiful human baby girl from it’s cradle and swapped it with a fairy changeling called Síofra. The human child was brought up by the fairies while Síofra grew up in the human world. However, both found it hard to adapt and become discontented and wearisome to everyone around them. Upset with the conditions of their lives, they both wanderred from their homes. The human girl came across her old house whereupon her mother immediately recognized her and welcomed her home. Síofra spent her days in the forest learning to speak with the birds who revealed her magical powers to her. She was eventually accepted back into the kingdom of fairies.