Once upon a time, in the rural village of Canewdon, in the flat county of Essex, a child was born.
A boy child. A quite unremarkable boy child. Born to quite unremarkable parents.
He was still unbaptised when he took sick. Very sick.
The unremarkable parents rushed him to hospital where he sickened more and died and survived.
And died and survived again.
And died and survived a third time.
He recovered and the unremarkable parents took their unremarkable child home.
They looked upon the boy and pronounced him an ugly changeling.
And these are the tales of that Essex Changeling.