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Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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Dragon Hunter's Goggles
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Make your own Flare Resistant Glaremaster Dragon Hunter's Goggles

make your own Dragon Hunterís Glasses

Although the company the originally made my Sapphire Glaremasters over 150 years ago is no longer in business, you can make a pair yourself, following our simple instructions.

Dragonry illustrated letter It is true that much has been written about the dangers of dragon hunting. At the height of the dragon hunting boom, towards the end of the 19th Century, hardly a week went by without the London Press running a story of some hapless adventurer, who chancing his luck on a hunt, had either been fried to a crisp in the blast of a super-heated roar or eviscerated on the razor sharp tine of an angry leatherback beast. As you might imagine, a whole industry grew up selling specialised protective dragon hunting clothing and equipment. Of course as you might also guess, most of it was pedalled by opportunistic merchants and was of very little use in the field. In Victorian times there were few, if any, manmade materials capable of withstanding the best a fully grown bad tempered wyvern could deliver.
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. . ......Yours truly, age 12, proudly wearing my Glaremasters on my birthday.
As with everything, bravery (and some would say reckless, misplaced bravery) has never been a substitute for skill and experience. Despite my numerous forays into dragon country, I never for a moment considered using even the best of the protective equipment of the day. The "Gorgonís Flame and Heat Proof Hunting Jacket" that I was given one Christmas by a slightly dotty aunt, stayed over the back of my chair, and even the "Armadilloís Claw-Resistant Head Protector", that I received as gift from the King of Prussia, lay unused in my store room for a decade; and yet during that time, I never received so much as a scratch or singed eyebrow.
. . . I say all this, but there was one piece of protective apparel that I would never have been without; my Flare Resistant Glaremaster Goggles; but then these are no ordinary ocular protection. Extremely lightweight, ground sapphire lenses via the employment of a small electric current and secret, patented machinery, automatically adjust their transmissivity, such that normal vision is maintained regardless of the viewing conditions. Blinding flash flares from the nostrils of an angered dragon are instantaneously dimmed, yet by the same infernal mechanism, dark caves need no illumination, as the Glaremasters boost any available light in order to automatically enhance oneís vision, so as to render the carriage of lamps unnecessary.

Dragon Hunter glasses

The goggles still look so cool and whenever I wear them I get the most curious inquiries as to where I bought them.

My father had a pair of Glaremasters made especially for me when I was only 12 years old. Through the years, as I grew, I kept the same pair of goggles, occasionally sending them back to the manufacturers to have the strap lengthened or the bridge widened.
. . . Even now in the 21st century, when there are no more dragons to vanquish, the goggles come in very handy for searching for things in the basement at night, and occasionally for automobile driving on sunny days. They never fail to attract the most admiring and covetous glances. The company responsible for their manufacture is no longer in business, so if you would like to own a pair, then there is no option but for you to make them yourself. However, you will of course have to forego one or two of the more exotic features. Collinworth has once again eclipsed even his own high standards, to provide you with a set of excellent instructions and a template to assist you in your efforts. As usual the instruction-template set is available in both A4 and United States Letter format.

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For all those who may think, in their more reckless moments, that it might be easier to steal a golden egg from under the warm belly of a gently sleeping dragon than would be to make one, it might be wise to heed the text of this ancient rhyme...

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