Please help me identify/remember the name of this short story (and/or the name of the anthology book it was in). I remember reading it in the mid-90's cannot remember the name of it or the book at all. The plot goes like this:
An elf (I think, or some other harmless creature) wants to do a school project on trolls (or some other evil creature). He is told to use a cardboard box which has the power to stop time so that he can study for a long period and finish the report quickly (relevant to everyone else who is stopped). To get it he should go talk to the troll who runs the boiler room at the school. He does so and learns that trolls have been treated badly and starts to befriend the troll in the boiler room. He then learns that there is a way for him to become a troll.
All he has to do, is eat the other elves in his class. Which we does with the help from the troll in the boiler room.