The Dragon Player

Two Minute Tales

There was once a dragon who moved to live at the top of a hill above the town of Dragondale.

Though the town grew rich from a roaring tourist trade, what the dragon attracted in visitors he took back in livestock and extortionate demands for his share of the tourists’ gold.

The town soon elected a new mayor and he swept to power by promising the people he would rid them of their dragon.

One day a knight rode into town. He and his horse wore black and he promised the town that for half the share of the dragon’s gold his sword would rid them of their fiery pest.

The townsfolks’ hopes were high but the very next day the knight and his horse came rolling down the hill like two burnt sausages escaping a barbeque.

Some time later another knight rode into town promising to succeed where the…

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