〔電子〕The Book of Dragons
Originally published in 1900, "The Book of Dragons" is a series of eight short stories written by the master of the craft Edith Nesbit for The Strand magazine. Nesbit pulls off a virtuoso performance in imagining an unheard-of variety of dragons, princesses, silly children, and other magical creatures. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot. And who challenges these amazing creatures? Why, daring heroes, of course, as well as a wicked prince, and even an entire soccer team ー which, unfortunately, meets its fate with a fire-breathing brute that flies out of the pages of an enchanted book.