The knight and the friendly dragon

And when the knight burst in
She found the dragon calm;
Unlike its violent kin
This one’s voice was a balm

“What ho, good knight, and why
Hast thou entered my cave
Beneath the starry sky
What treasure wouldst though have?”

The knight stood still, aback
And wondered at her fate
“This wyrm won’t fight, alack!
Is this some sort of bait?”

The dragon read her thoughts and said:

“Though, knight, my brothers breathe as fire,
And leave those like to thee all dead,
It is my heart’s but one desire
That we would sit here, befriendéd”

And so did sit the knight
Beside the dragon tall
They spoke of starry light
Together in the hall

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