The Littlest Knight - Page 5
But with his great wings the dragon took no time in knocking 50 knights from their horses and breathing fire on the rest. He said,
- You must think I'm here to fiddle,
- 1,000 men--that's not the riddle.
- One man alone, only one man,
- With a thousand swords,
- That's the plan.
In desperation the King proclaimed whosoever solved the riddles and killed the dragon would be granted their heart's desire.
Now the merchants got busy. Suddenly there were swords everywhere: fat swords, skinny swords, sharp swords, dull swords, fancy swords, but mostly tiny swords so that one man might carry many of them. But a tiny sword is more like a dagger and most knights were too proud to carry a sackful of daggers.
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