Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon)

Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon)

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0440421365

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In this sequel to My Father's Dragon. Elmer and Boris's island hopping adventures continue.

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straight up to the top of the cliff. "Somebody must live here," he thought as he climbed up the last rung and sat down. All around him rose beautiful tall pine trees standing in rows, and he said, "Trees don't grow in rows all by themselves. These pines were planted here by somebody a long time ago." Elmer ate four more tangerines, and then started through the pines to look for food and water. At last he came out onto a sloping meadow. He saw a brook winding its way down the slope and he ran to

bucket carved out of the trunk of a tree. "This bucket hasn't been used for many years," he thought as he scraped off the moss and weeds. "Maybe nobody lives here anymore." Elmer left the bucket beside the pool and followed the brook through ferns and bushes until it turned into a swamp."Skunk cabbages and ostrich ferns all over the place!" yelled Elmer, who was worried about the hungry, thirsty baby dragon. He quickly pulled up six skunk cabbages and ran back through the bushes to the pool. He

get well." "That's right," said Flute. "Let's go see the King. He lives in the biggest tree in the forest." Elmer yelled to the dragon that he'd be back soon, but all he could hear was loud munching and drinking noises in the bushes. Chapter Six KING CAN XI Flute perched on Elmer's shoulder and together they went to the biggest tree in the forest. Flute flew up into the branches and Elmer heard him chirp, "Good morning, Queen Can. An old friend of mine has just arrived on the island,

for a moment where he was. Then he jumped up and put on his knapsack. "I want to come, too," yawned the dragon. "You weren't invited," said Flute. "Neither were you, Flute, come to think of it," said Elmer. "Let's all go and see what happens," suggested the dragon. So off they went to see the King. He was waiting for them at the foot of the very tall tree, nervously hopping from one foot to the other, pecking at imaginary mosquitoes. "What's that?" he asked, pointing to the dragon. "That's

my good friend the baby dragon. I rescued him two days ago and now he's taking me home." "I don't like him," said the King, feeling small and helpless. "Oh, yes you do!" said Flute. "Quiet, Flute! I guess I know what I like and what I don't!" The dragon drooped his head and began to back away. "Oh, well," said the King, "come on back. If I'm going to tell the secret to anyone, it'll never be a secret anymore, and I suppose you might as well know, too. I do wish it weren't such an old

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