Byron the Elf:...Time now for another visit with

S.L.: Hello, children! Today's story is one that I'd like to call, "The Prince and the Dragon."

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S.L.: Once upon a time there was a very brave and handsome prince, who had a most remarkable reputation for slaying dragons. He was known far and wide for the great skill and courage he possessed in fighting those beasts.

One day he received a call that a most terrible dragon was scourging an entire nearby countryside, and so he immediately set out to dispatch it.

As he passed through a dense forest, he was beset upon by a band of fifty scoundrels, who took him and bound him securely in chains to a nearby tree. There was absolutely no way of escape!

Just as the band of scoundrels had departed, the terrible dragon approached the prince, opened his fire-breathing mouth, and... (SFX: Turning a page)...and...

B: What's wrong, Story Lady?

S.L.: Somebody's torn out the last page.

B: Well, just ad-lib an ending.

S.L.: Umm...the dragon ate the prince and lived happily ever after.

B: Well, you can't have an ending like that!

S.L.: But it said that there was absolutely no way of escape.

B: Oh...Thank you, Story Lady. Be sure and tune in next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady will tell us the laugh-loaded tale of what Cortez did to the Aztecs.

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