The story I was thinking of yesterday was my misremebered version of a story by E. Nesbit, 'The Dragon Tamers' in The Book of Dragons. It can be downloaded for free over on Gutenberg Press. Her writing has an early twentieth century British sensibility about it. It's easy to see that she influenced later fantasy writers.
I want to say thank you again to all of you have posted offering kind thoughts for my good health. The antibiotics are beginning to kick in....though they are tiring by their nature.....we'll see, grasshopper, we'll see.
Thanks for stopping by.....-s-