Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories by master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, featuring dragons, dinosaurs, cavemen and car races!
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster!
Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.
But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store...
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem
cart was rattling over the empty cobbled streets with Jem Stronginthearm at the reins and Alice Band hanging on for dear life. ‘I don’t know what your dad’s going to say!’ shouted Jem. ‘Never you mind about that,’ said Alice. ‘You just get up on that dancing floor and win the Egg Cup!’ As they galloped into the field they heard the referee over the loudspeakers saying: ‘Since Jem Stronginthearm hasn’t turned up—’ ‘Here he is!’ screamed Alice, as the horses surged through the cheering crowd.
peripatetic tooth-holders that it is about a hundred years of age, but . . .’ He went on and on in his boring voice – and the dragon went to sleep. The donkey prodded it with his nose. ‘It’s bored stiff!’ he said. ‘How amazing!’ They hurried on before it woke up again. Further west the forest became more open, with lots of little streams and hidden meadows. The donkey, whose name was Pigsqueak, passed the time by singing comic songs, in what wasn’t a bad singing voice for a donkey.fn1 At
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belt, a spear in either hand, and a knife between his teeth. Bane smiled, and removed them all except the bow and the sword. ‘A Wanderer never clutters himself up,’ he said. ‘We outnumber them two to two thousand as it is.’fn2 A short while later the two of them had climbed a hair, cut themselves Carpet-creepers – Bane taught Snibril this useful trick – and swung softly off into the darkness. After dark the Carpet was a dangerous place to be in. Little beady eyes looked out of every shadow,