10 First Flight

The Tale of Custard the Dragon

Meaning of Poem

There was a girl named Belinda who lived with a little black kitten, a little grey mouse, a little yellow dog and a real little dragon. She was a proud owner of a little red wagon.

The kitten was named as Ink, the mouse as Blink, the dog as Mustard and the dragon as Custard.

Custard the dragon had big shrap teeth, and his scales were full of spikes everywhere. Its mouth was like a fireplace and nose was like chimney of that fireplace. Its toes were like sharp daggers.

Belinda was as brave as a barrel full of bears. Bears are very stout and fearless animals. Ink and Blink were brave enough to chase a lion. Mustard was brave like an angry tiger. But Custard was a coward and always wanted to be in a safe nice cage.

Belinda used to tickle the dragon till it hurt. Ink, Blink, Mustard and Belinda used to make fun at the dragon for its cowardice.

Whenever, Custard cried for a nice safe cage then everybody else giggled and laughed at it.

They were enjoying the funny moment with Custard then they heard a nasty sound. They saw a pirate coming towards them. All of them shrieked in horror.

The pirate was looking really menacing. He was holding pistols in both hands, and a bright knife was held between his teeth. One of his legs was made of wood and his beard was horribly black. He was looking real dangerous.

Belinda paled out of fear and started crying for help. All his brave friends fled away from the scene. Mustard yelled and fled. Ink trickled down to the basement the way real ink trickles down to the bottom. Blink hid strategically in a mousehole.

But Custard jumped and snorted like a live engine. It started clashing its tail tinkling iron in dungeon. It clattered and squirmed its body and jumped at the pirate the way a robin jumps at a tasty worm for meal.

The pirate was astonished and gulped something from his pocket. Then he fired two bullets, but they proved useless. Ultimately the dragon gobbled up the pilot and finished him.

After the pirate was finished, everyone appreciated Custard in its own way. Belinda embraced him, Mustard licked him, Ink and Blink danced in happiness.

Then Mustard said that had it not been frightened it would have shown its bravery, similarly Ink and Blink also made tall claims about their bravery. Custard agreed with them that all of them were braver than him.

Belinda is still living in her little white house with her friends and her little red wagon. All except Custard still claim to be brave guys. Custard still cries for a nice safe cage.