“. . .shelves and shelves of scrying glasses and potions and ancient parchments and tiny dragons in cages.”
. . .So Tana French describes the imagined content of a mysterious old man’s shed in “In the Woods.”
Aren’t we hoping for such a place, when we explore a new place and stumble across an old cabin?
And what to do if such a place were found? And especially what to do with “tiny dragons in cages” – turn them loose? feed them? if so, what?
Keep searching, my friend. One never knows.