This story is just too good to be true - so it is more wonderful that it is true. If it has come to its end - well, that's wonderful, too.
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He? She? It? Whoever it is, the Phantom Sculptor is suddenly back!
As I recently reported, somebody has been dropping glorious little paper sculptures into libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland, and we've just heard (thank you, alert reader Paul Smith) that there are now three more.
And they will be the last.
In mid-November, someone at the Scottish Poetry Library spotted a fresh, handwritten entry in the guest book, which said "I've left a little something for you," at the shelf marked "Women's Anthologies X."
When they went to check, there were three objects on the shelf. The first, a cap that could fit on a small head, was fashioned to look like a wren, head pointing forward, the back a puffed up haze of feathers.
The feathers, as documented by photographer Chris Scott, are exquisitely fashioned.
...then alongside the cap, was a pair of gloves with the pale markings of a bumble bee