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The Kingdom and The Dragon



Chapter One


Samuel was crouched in the center of the burning room. The castle was on fire


and the new king was trapped. The walls had been lined with timber a year ago


but there was never a thought of them being a danger to the new king. Samuel


had tried to open the doors but they were locked from the outside. He had tried to


scream but the fire and smoke were so thick that he couldn’t get a sound out.


Samuel heard the roof timbers give way and tried to look up to see where they


were falling and moved as close to the burning walls as he could. The timbers fell


on the other side of the room and Samuel peeked out his smoke burnt eyes


looking for an impossible way of escape. Samuel saw only the sky. Samuel felt


the breeze before he heard the roar. He crouched as low to the ground as he


could get. He knew the fire was preferable to the fear of what he knew was flying


above him. Closer the breeze swept in, fanning the flames all around him. Samuel


trembled and tried to squeeze his eyes tighter so the tears would not fall on his


face. If he was going to die he wanted to do so without crying. The roar became


deafening before he felt the claws grab his shoulders and lift him into the air. The


Dragon lifted him out of the castle and into the moonless night.