March 24, 2004
Post #1692 – 20040324
When I was a kid, during WWII, my parents were most enthused over reading to me from a book about Ermintrude (sp?) the Dragon. Google is being recalcitrant, so I’m prevailing upon you to give me some references. I can find No References to this character on Google, but I sure she existed, and I’m hoping that someone out there might give me some information.
Here’s what I remember: Ermyntrude (sp?) was found in egg form by a young boy, and hatched. The little dragon had a fiery breath, and a particular fondness for ice cream. Excessive ice cream tended to diminish and possibly extinguish her fiery breath, and therefore she was on a constant ice cream diet. The ice cream shop in the neighborhood was owned by a fellow named Quentin Fezackley (sp?) .
That about covers it. Help, all you Pinkwater disciples. Somebody’s got to know something.
Vaguely familar to me too. Anybody know?
Leo, at abebooks.com they have something called Booksleuth, where people trying to find the titles/authors of long-lost books congregate and try to solve each others' queries. If they don't know, I don't know who will.. --Ed