Getting Even : George And the Dragon
George And the Dragon
A poor traveler was wandering along a country road in England, tired and
hungry, when he came to a roadside Inn with a sign reading: "George and
He knocked gently on the door.
The Innkeeper's wife stuck her head out a window.
"Could ye spare a bit of food?" he asked politely.
The woman glanced at his shabby clothes and obviously poor condition.
"No!" she said rather sternly.
"Could I just have a drink then?"
"No!" she said again.
"Could I at least sleep in your stable?"
"No!" by this time she was fairly shouting.
The vagabond said, "Might I please...?"
"What now?" the woman interrupted impatiently.
"Do ye suppose," he asked, "I might have a word with George?"