Off I fly seeking Wonders now Unknown. High in the night sky I soar, being wafted along by warm summer updrafts......
The night air so soothing to my scales. The warmth below me pushing up on my wings, is a wonderful contrast, compared to the cool air high up here
above the clouds.
Below me I see some glow of campfires, scattered about on the plains that extend as far as the eye can see, right up to the mountains in the
I bank downwards to get a closer look at the fires. Having dropped a couple thousand feet, I am now close enough to distinguish the beings who occupy
the areas around these campfires. I see one area attended by Ogres! There are several there roasting what smells like bacon! MMmmm I love the smell of
freshly roasted Boar!!
"That is making me Hungry!" I think to myself.
Down I Dive towards the roasting Boar. Now only a few feet off the ground I glide vary fast to the Delicacy awaiting me!
Some Ogres spot me as I make my way towards them, and the food I must have. One stands before me now holding his Battle Ax! I take a deep breath and
let fly a flame that incinerates him on the spot!
Only a hundred yards to go, now another takes a war stance. I flame him, but did not end his life. Off he runs on fire towards the little pond nearby.
He dives in just as I reach the roasting Boar. I put forth my Taloned Claws and snatch the meal from the roaster.
Cries of anger erupt from the other Ogres!!
Rocks and arrows fly towards me not deterring my intent!!
"Many Thanx for preparing my meal I say to You!!!"
I take a few wing beats to gain altitude and make my way north to the mountains.
Nearing the tall mountain tops I spy a cave just to the east. Off I head in that direction.
I land in the mouth of a large cave and begin to walk inside. I amble deeper into the cavern and see natural light streaming down through an opening
in the ceiling towards the back of the cave.
'This is perfect', I think to myself.
I settle down and eat my prize......
'My That was wonderful!' 'But a bit wrong for me to steal that from those pitiful creatures.'
Alas my conscious gets the better of me and I head out to seek an animal to replace the roasted meal I just had.
I stand in the open entrance and step to the edge.
I dive off onto the night sky once again. Taking mighty wing beats I begin to rise in the sky. I sail on towards the woods at the far end of the
'There will be animals there.' I muse to myself.
I glide on the night winds seeking small game.
'There!' I spy a small gathering of little deer.
'I know these creatures have a life to live. But We also have to survive. Ogres as well.' I think as I soar down to the group of deer.
I dive towards the edge of the gathering and pick out one who is a bit out of the group.
Down I plunge and snatch the little deer in my claws. It struggles to gain freedom. Off I fly as wing beats take me higher up in the night sky.
I bank towards the angry group of ogres. I see them now as I gain closeness. I fly right over them and drop the little game into their midst.
"This will repay my earlier theft!!!" I say to the group of bewildered Ogres.
They erupt with sounds of glee!
Maybe next time I will find my own game, and do the roasting by my own Fire!