Here be Dragons?
Alas no! I wanted dragons but when
we phoned up to order some the man in Harrod's pet
department was helpful at first; "Not at the
moment", " `spectin some in on
Tuesday"," what colour d'you have in
mind?" Back and forth for five minutes, all very
vague "Well, how big did you want?",
"Breath fire? oh yes! Bound to!", "They
are expensive, you know, Can you afford one?"
Exit the Dragon?
This set me thinking; In years gone by Dragons where everywhere, today they are gone, There is not one, dead or alive, anywhere on Earth, not even in the vaults of the British Museum (that closing scene in 'Raiders' is closer to the truth than you might imagine.) Fortunately, the excellent libraries of our second greatest university revealed an inkling of the awful truth. Further judicious research and several pointed questions in the House leave me convinced that dark forces are afoot. Now the TRUTH CAN BE TOLD. More! the TRUTH MUST BE TOLD....
'THEY' hate Dragons.
is not every day I discover a global conspiracy.* But this
time there can be no doubt, the governments of the world
are seeking to banish Dragons. Vast sums are seemingly
wasted on pointless exploration of the outer solar
system, the depths of the oceans and the surfaces of
other planets. The thousands of 'weather' satellites
cluttering our skies and yet forecasts are no more
accurate. The true purpose of these diverse
extravagancies is more pernicious; A constant vigil on
the terrestrial surface and their aim; Dragon
(Why do politicians fear Dragons? That is another story...)
* Indeed, after a brush with death while trying to prove my theory that electricity companies and fridge manufacturers where conspiring to increase our electricity bills by leaving those little lights on when the door was closed, I had become a little dispirited in my quest for the truth.
Tuesday, 2nd June 1998