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Dragon Slippers

Dragon Slippers

Summary

Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories. True, when Creel's aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that the knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it's Creel who talks her way out of the dragon's clutches. And it's Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king's city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession. But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom or destroy it.

Author: George, Jessica Day

Language: English | Copyright: 2007 |


Vocabulary Words

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  • hoard
  • arrowing
  • uninspiring
  • slicking
  • bodice
  • heralding
  • chafe
  • blubbered
  • scandalized
  • steeples

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