„Oh dear, oh dear, how stupid men are when they get an idea into their heads! I tell you he's a good dragon, and a friend of mine, and tells me the most beautiful stories you ever heard, all about old times and when he was little. And he's been so kind to mother, and mother'd do anything for him. And father likes him too, though father doesn't hold with art and poetry much, and always falls asleep when the dragon starts talking about style. But the fact is, nobody can help liking him when once they know him. He's so engaging and so trustful, and as simple as a child!“

—  Kenneth Grahame, livro The Reluctant Dragon

The Boy to St. George
Dream Days (1898), The Reluctant Dragon

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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Kenneth Grahame
1859 - 1932

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