a very short chapter in which it looks like everything
18. A VERY SHORT CHAPTER IN WHICH IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO GO RIGHT FOR FIVE MINUTES
The Dragontime is coming And only a King can save you now. The King shall be the Champion of Champions. You shall know the King By the Kings Lost Things. A fang-free dragon, my second-best sword, My Roman shield, An arrow-from-the-land-that-does-not-exist, The hearts stone, the key-that-opens-all-locks, The ticking-thing, the Throne, the Crown. And last and best of all the ten, The Dragon Jewel will save all men.
This last remark was addressed to a ships mast that the Hogfly dodged in his single-minded quest.
Tickle my birthdays Its bathtime Hold the peanut
It was no longer a testing of a single individual, but a duel of their two wills.
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