The Fairies Carnival {Fairies of Versailles}

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The fair people's festivals would often be at the same time as the grand balls of Versailles. It was a time to let glamour drop. To let the people see the marvels and to let them wonder how the effect was made. Some would go a bit mad trying to to figure how the mermaid was made. Others would be inspired. Many a marvel was created after a carnival. It was even said that automatons were invented after a particularly brilliant young man drove himself near madness trying to figure out the trick.