Eric Frank Russell's "Afternoon of a Fahn" aka "Rainbow's End" (short story, free): When human explorers landed on a "trap" world
There is a reference to an apparently European legend I'm unfamiliar with: midget people with magical powers go away to another earth-like world because they're not welcome on earth. Does "fahn" mean anything to anyone?
Story summary.A human scout ship with a crew of 4 has discovered a very earth-like world, rich in uranium. They land to explore.
Then they meet its midget humanoid natives, & things begin to get both pleasing & annoying...
Fact sheet.First published: Imagination, April 1951.
Download full text as part of scans of the magazine it originally appeared in.
Related: Stories of Eric Frank Russell (annotated & ranked list).