Do you believe in magic? More importantly, don't you want to? There's a part of all of us that, despite evidence to the contrary, still want to see magicians pull rabbits out of hats and believe that crazy, impossible things can be true. It's not too hard a job for characters in The Borrowers to believe, what with all the tiny folks running around, but there's magic and mystery right and left in this novel, and some things that defy belief altogether—the tale itself. Do the borrowers really exist?
Mrs. May's brother made up the entire story of the borrowers because he wanted his sisters to believe the extraordinary.
Mrs. May made up the story of the borrowers so that Kate would believe the extraordinary.