Knight1 and Dragon2 骑士与龙
There once lived a brave3 knight who likes saving princesses4. One day he rode by a tower with a princess inside and a horrible5 dragon nearby. The knight ran to the dragon and drove him off. He got through the tower door and found the princess.
“I am here to save you！” said the brave knight.
“Save me from what？” asked the princess， looking angrily6 at her broken door.
“The horrible dragon that I chased7 away， of course，” said the brave knight.
“That dragon was my pet and theres nothing horrible about him！” she shouted， “Youd better get him back or youll never be a knight again.”
The brave knight left right away to find the dragon. The dragon was already miles away because dragons flied quickly after a knight drove them away. It took the knight days to find the dragon who was resting in a cave. The brave knight was close to him as he slept.
The dragon was having such a great dream that fire came out of his nose （dragons breathe8 fire when they are angry， but also when they are very happy）. The fire made the brave knights armor9 so hot， so he started removing10 it until he was wearing only the old clothes. He took his armor and horse outside before waking the dragon.
“Excuse me，” said the knight to the dragon.
“Ive been chased from my home by a horrible knight. Leave me alone！” said the dragon.
“Thats too bad，” said the brave knight， realizing that the dragon did not recognize11 him. “But maybe it was just a mistake12. What if the knight is not so horrible？”
“He is the most horrible knight ever！” answered the dragon. “I hope I never see him again.”
“If you take me to your home， I will talk to him for you and take care all of this，” said the knight.
Before they left， the knight walked outside quietly， set his armor on the horse， and told it to ride back to the tower. Riding on top of the dragon， it did not take long for the knight to find the princesss tower.
“I dont see him，” said the knight. “Where is the horrible knight？”
“I dont know，” said the dragon.
After a few short hours of looking for the knight， they saw a horse who came riding up to them， carrying armor on his back （horses are much faster without knights riding on them）.
“That is the horse and that is the armor of the horrible knight，” said the dragon.
“Oh no，” said the knight， “It looks like he is gone. A knight does not usually leave his horse or take off his armor. Or what will become of his kingdom？ The people will need a new knight to fight for them.”
“You could take over for him！” said the dragon who was now so happy that fire shot out of his nose again.
So the knight put on the armor， and it fit very well. He jumped on the horse and rode it perfectly. With the pet dragon now safely home， the brave knight went inside to tell the princess the good news.
“Thats good！” said the princess， “Now you have time to fix13 that door that you broke.”
As the brave knight fixed the tower door， the dragon watched him and laid down for a sleep. The dragon felt much better knowing that despite14 the same armor， this new knight was not so horrible.
1. knight [ ] n. 骑士，武士 2. dragon  n. 龙
3. brave [ ] adj. 勇敢的，无畏的 4. princess  n. 公主
5. horrible [ ] adj. 可怕的;极讨厌的
6. angrily [ ] adv. 愤怒地 angy  adj. 生气的;愤怒的
7. chase  v. 追逐;追捕
8. breathe [ ] vi. 呼吸;低语;松口气 vt. 呼吸;使喘息
9. armor [ ] n. 盔甲;装甲 10. remove  v. 移除
11. recognize [ ] v. 认出，识别 12. mistake [ ] n. 错误;误会
13. fix [ ] v. （使）固定;维修 14. despite  prep. 即使，尽管