Dragon Perilus (386 Words)
“Do you know how much a dragon eats?”
Tom raised his head, squinting through his one good eye. “Ah—no?”
The keeper shook his head. “That thing may look tiny,” he said, “but it eats twenty pounds in a day.”
“Will it take fish?” asked Tom.
The newly hatched dragon was climbing up his waistcoat, its tiny jaws clamping on a button and wrenching savagely. The button held, but the little beast’s violence was alarming.
“Yes, it’ll take fish,” said the keeper. “And human flesh.”