Well everyone, there comes a time in every man's life when he spells a word incorrectly and gets ridiculed for it. Just a few minutes ago, I noticed that 'heroin' (the drug) is spelled with only one 'e.' How about that? So by asking you all a few days ago about the possible presence of 'heroine' in the gnome's basket, I was in fact inquiring about the presence of 'a woman noted for courage and daring action' (dictionary.com) and not the highly addictive narcotic also known as diacetylmorphine. Thank you to Stacy at contraversion dot com for pointing this out.