Dragon Quotes, Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
"Sentinel"|© Chris Achilleos
And when the draclings hatch, the sire-drake roars so as to tremble
the earth. He spirals into the sky; he looses the wind and the thunder
and the hail. Nor keeps the dam- drake silence, but, abandoned, wails
most piteously; and thus abates the storm.
To play host to the farin [green-eyed girl] is to warm the wolf at
In the old times there flew into the hills of Elythia two dragons.
A storm arose; they sought shelter in a mountain cave. The dam, being
heavy with eggs, there laid her clutch. Yet finding a village of men
too near, the dragons flew on, to return at the hatching, a century
hence. And ever after the village was called Wyrmward, Shelter of Dragons.
And sith the sire-drake be scarlet-hued, he dare not tarry in the lands
held by men, but must hie him away when the clutch is hatched.
Bargain not with a dragon.
If you would seek out dragons, seek first for a green-eyed girl.
Six pewter spoons, two sheep, one leather boot, four apples, one ox-yoke,
one ox, one leather jerkin, seventeen fish, one pair linen trousers,
five anchor-weight crushed limestone.