George and the Dragon.
The dragon began its journey as a silent deadly whisper. It travelled across countries indiscriminately and invaded every border it traversed. It crept insidiously through weak defences and began slowly, execrably to destroy everyone in its path.
The invisibility of its deathly touch rocked the world. A hidden foe is more problematic to its defenders, yet the shining, golden glory of the knights began to glow iridescent blue. Gradually, these champions began to make headway against this unseen enemy.
Together, their might tended the sick and dying, fighting, and holding out along an increasingly desperate frontline. Their armour, at times, flimsy yet their resolve was enduring and strong. But that was not enough to expel the rampant battering from the dragon who spewed forth its evil toxin over the beleaguered citizens.
Leaders were questioned and held accountable. What were they going to do to help and support these knights so bold?
They responded and slight progress was made but only in tiny doses. So, the leaders called in reinforcements to help the pioneering frontline and the citizens shone bright as they answered this clarion call. They stepped up in huge numbers and a million smiles greeted them for their service.
Every citizen was asked to make sacrifices, to join these band of brothers and sisters in solidarity of purpose; to hold at bay the dragon. They followed strict guidelines which helped, and slowly, steadily it turned the dragon’s breath. Salutations and heroic deeds abounded as the land pulled together to fight this unwelcome newcomer.
Academic brains pondered solutions and set to work with a will. The territorial defenders were enlisted to help, and the citizens rejoiced at how everyone donned the knight’s creed. Valiant citizens pulled together to join the ever -increasing battlefield. They believed that becoming a round table, a circle of defiance then eventually the dragon would be slayed and once more health, wealth and prosperity would return to the land.
It just needs a little more time.