Dragon – Princess Debate

HOBBIT: Little did the Dragon know that THIS princess was prepared. She had made an extensive study of Dragon Lore! (Takes another pull at his drink, walks off.)

PRINCESS: For the record, I’m prepared. I’ve made an extensive study of Dragon lore.

DRAGON: You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s the most boring subject there is, other than the nightly reminders to pick our teeth in case anything inside is accidentally alive and might steal our treasure. You studied us? What a waste of your highly limited youth. The majority of beings on this windswept beach think you’re an idiot.

PRINCESS: There are only two of us.

DRAGON: Yes, but I outweigh you by eight tons. I am clearly the majority of sentient being here, and one fine piece of Dragonmeat, if I say so myself.

PRINCESS: Why don’t we resolve this in a civilized manner?

DRAGON: Murder?

PRINCESS: Conversation..

DRAGON: …has anyone ever told you what civilization IS?

PRINCESS: Eat me or listen to me. I don’t care at this point.

(The Dragon sweeps off his hat, which is impressive, as he isn’t wearing one.)

DRAGON: Go on.

PRINCESS:

Have you noticed my blood is as blue
As the noble firmament?
Bluer than aquamarine,
You could paint the whole sky with my life’s fluid
And still not nearly be spent.

DRAGON:

I haven’t noticed that for a reason quite simple
Your blood is as red as a pox-planted dimple
Your blood is the same as poor farmer Giles
Who, unlike you, has already run away several miles.

PRINCESS:

That may be so – but look at my frame
All other contenders should now leave the game
You could barely fit three of me into a sack
I’m sure I’ve got the blood you need to fight knights and fly back.

DRAGON:

Do they breed you for idiocy?
I’d have believe so, except (believe me)
If they were trying to fail, all your wise men
They’d fail at failing again and again.

You’re not skin and bones; your bones stretching skin
I’ll get no sustenance from something so thin.
This whole deal is traditional; and that’s all it is.
And when you’re a Dragon, you can’t leave the biz.

PRINCESS: Why not?

DRAGON: It would look bad.

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