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The princess and the dragon, chapter 10 - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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The princess and the dragon, chapter 10
She asked the dragon the simplest question she knew. "Tell me, dragon-- is this glass half-full or half-empty?"

The dragon peered at the glass, both this way and that, closed his eyes for a moment and thought.

"Tell me this, sweet child-- are you drinking it down, or filling it up?"

She wrinkled her brow, not understanding what that had to do with anything.

"Mother," she retorted, "always said that it is impolite to answer a question with another question."

"Mother," countered the dragon, "probably missed the point of Great Questions."

She wrinkled her brow further. She thought that perhaps the dragon had just insulted her mother, but wasn't quite certain how or why.

Confused and angry, she shouted "I don't understand half of what you say!"

The dragon merely smiled in response.

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After some time had passed, the princess heard the dragon snort. Was the dragon laughing at her? He was evidently trying very hard not to laugh out loud, but seemed unable to completely contain himself.

"And just what is so funny?" snapped the princess, still feeling rather wounded.

"I think... sweet child... that you begin to understand?"

"Maybe," the frowning princess grudgingly agreed. "But only half!"

With his eyes filled with tears, the dragon smiled at her in admiration, and then laughed so hard that he rolled down the hill.

I'm feeling all kinds of: Major Arc X
What I hear: waxing, or waning? for circles are spirals

13 tall tales or Tell me a story
suziannabean From: suziannabean Date: January 18th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC) (permalink)
which the princess and the dragon is that from?
ldy From: ldy Date: January 18th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
The one I've just begun to write.

I'm sure it will have a different title when it's done :)
suziannabean From: suziannabean Date: January 18th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC) (permalink)
oh! It was lovely - I wanted to find whatever book that was from and buy it!
From: thedreamingtree Date: January 18th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC) (permalink)
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: January 18th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Colour me fscking impressed! I *so* want to read this when it's done!!
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scottobear From: scottobear Date: January 18th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Funny, I'm all for draining mine. Cheers!
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underwatercolor From: underwatercolor Date: January 20th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC) (permalink)
(Ahh.. the ubiquitous smiley. :)
prytania From: prytania Date: January 18th, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I like it...I like it alot.

Just what I need. Yet ANOTHER reason for me to wonder at what ELSE I've missed during my "Internet Hiatus"! Too cool.

tarpo From: tarpo Date: January 18th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I added this to my memories.. Want to keep it for some point in the future when I know I will need it
From: pokee Date: January 18th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)
That is just beautiful and to true.
zarabeth From: zarabeth Date: January 18th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)
The glass is half-*filled.*

For more see Halo And Sprocket.
lizvang From: lizvang Date: January 18th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC) (permalink)
allyn From: allyn Date: January 18th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)


13 tall tales or Tell me a story