I. The Book of Beasts
II. Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger
III. The Deliverers of Their Country
IV. The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told
V. The Island of the Nine Whirlpools
VI. The Dragon Tamers
VII. The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold
VIII. Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice
up all these years to get his crown, and everything!"
And wise people shook their heads and foretold a decline in the National Love of Sport. And, indeed, soccer was not at all popular for some time afterward.
Lionel did his best to be a good King during the week, and the people were beginning to forgive him for letting the Dragon out of the book. "After all," they said, "soccer is a dangerous game, and perhaps it is wise to discourage it."
Popular opinion held that the Soccer Players, being tough and hard, had disagreed with the Dragon so much that he had gone away to some place where they only play cats' cradle and games that do not make you hard and tough.
All the same, Parliament met on the Saturday afternoon, a convenient time, for most of the Members would be free to attend, to consider the Dragon. But unfortunately the Dragon, who had only been asleep, woke up because it was Saturday, and he considered the Parliament, and afterwards there were not any Members left, so they t