Books: Shaggy Dragon Story

SIR HENRY (187 pp.)—Robert Nathan —Knopf ($3).

The dragon was a scaly monster with a forked tongue and hooked claws. He politely requested the knight's identity. "I am Henry of Brentwood, knight," the knight replied. "My father was Sir Tiffany of The Glen, and my mother was an enchantress."

"Nonsense," said the dragon. "Your mother was a kitchen wench . . ."

"She enchanted my father," said Sir Henry simply, "and the enchantment was strong enough to bring me into the world."

With that, Sir Henry tried to charge, but his nervous horse backed away. Soon the dragon...

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