St. George and the Dragon
Dragon is prowling, growling and otherwise terrorizing the chickens and townspeople. General mayhem. Cut to
dragon’s lair where cautious townspeople approa
ch with two lambs.
Dragon roars ferociously and throws the offering out of the “lair”.Townspeople return to tell king that the lambs aren’t working…
…the dragon won’t accept our offering! We’ve drawn lots and, well, it looks li
ke yourdaughter is the next victim
um, we mean offering!
Not my daughter! Not the princess! Here is a large bag of gold. This is for the family of anyone who would serve asa substitute
how about one of you?Townspeople: Not me! Not me! No way! Remember, your Majesty? No substitutions allowed!King: Ah
…I’ll get the princess and meet you at the dragon’s lair. I don’t think she’s going to like this…
King is leading the brave princess to the tree beside the dragon’s lair. He ties her t
o the tree, sadly shakes hishead and weeping, leaves her. Enter good St. George:
Ah, dear Princess! Why on earth are you tied to a tree?
Good Knight! RUN! There is a dragon in that cave and I’
m his dinner. You must leave before he EATS YOU!
I? Leave? I don’t think so. God will protect me and I shall protect you. Excuse me for a moment…
St. George approaches the dragon’s lair and in a loud voice says:
COME OUT, YOU FOUL BEAST! COME OUT AND FIGHT!!
The dragon runs out of its lair, growling and roaring, trying to get at the princess. With the point of his sword, George
quickly subdues it at the princess’ feet.
Making the sign of the cross over the dragon and placing his foot upon its back, heasks for the
princess’ girdle (belt):
Excuse me, Princess
but could I borrow your belt?