Well, yes and no. Gnomes cannot do magic such as make things appear and disappear out of nothing. But we certainly have enhanced powers.
For instance, my name is Zippy because I can do things very fast – faster than humans. Therefore, if I like you and decide to help with your chores, everything can be done very quickly. But if you do something to upset a gnome, beware! All sorts of tricks will befall you. When you milk the cow its milk will turn sour, or perhaps your chickens won’t lay any eggs.
Not a problem, you’re thinking because how many people rely on cows or chickens these days? Not so fast, gnomes keep up with the times and we will find your weak spot; for instance, your car won’t start, your cell phone will get even more spoof calls than usual or fail to find a signal at an important moment… Suffice it to say, we may not do magic, but you really want to stay on a gnome’s good side.