• The ones as big as sheep were easier to avoid, because you could see them coming, but when they flew in at the window and curled up under your eiderdown, and you did not find them till you went to bed, it was always a shock. The ones this size did not eat people, only lettuces, but they always scorched the sheets and pillowcases dreadfully.

    E. Nesbit (2016). “THE BOOK OF DRAGONS: 8 Dragon Tales from Edith Nesbit author The Railway Children”, p.54, Abela Publishing Ltd