Dragon Finds His Family (Part
Sarah and Wolfgang Blauen
Illustrated by Wolfgang Blauen
The dragon waited…and waited…and waited.
But no one was able to win him. After a while, when all the kids were gone and the short fat man
was getting ready to close the booth, the furry dragon became sad. He was
still hanging at the top under the roof.
Then a tall friendly looking man walked up to the booth,
pointed to the balls and said “Five please”.
The short fat man handed him the balls and he began throwing.
The tall man aimed right for the hole scoring the highest points. The
first ball went in. All the animals were happy. And then the next one went
into the same hole. The tall man started smiling after the third ball
scored and then the fourth. Now the small dragon was really getting
excited. Should this be the day? Could this be the special person he was
destined to go home with? Dragon closed his eyes. He couldn’t watch as the tall man aimed his last ball at the
booth and threw – HIT. High score! The furry, green dragon almost jumped
off his hook!
The tall man rejoined the small group of people he came with.
He made fun of the little dragon and joked he couldn’t possibly take a
dragon back to Germany, where he came from.
“This is the special person I’m supposed to meet?” the
dragon thought. “I hope he’s not going to throw me away.” A tear started to drip out of the corner of one eye.
Then the tall man took a man and woman in the group aside and
said “Thanks for this trip. We’ve had a lot of fun and we appreciate
you taking the time off to show us your country”. He gave the little
dragon to his friends and said: “Here, take good care of him.”
Now the dragon understood. Being special wasn’t just about
reaching the highest score. It was about being a good friend.
The tall man and his friends moved on and finished their tour
through Texas. The dragon got to sit in the rear window and watch all the
way to Dallas – that was a lot of fun!
A few days later the tall man and one of his
friends left for their home county. The
funny, little dragon stayed with the couple in Texas. He called them “Mom” and “Dad” and soon thereafter
they gave him a name as well. A
name that would sound as cute and furious as the little dragon was
... they called him “Dragon”.
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