Any fans of Patricia C. Wrede’s “The Enchanted Forest” series? Sometimes knights in shining armor do NOT rescue fair princesses. Sometimes those knights are more a hindrance than a help. Especially when a princess and a dragon are good friends and Sir Bucket Head is getting in the way.
Once upon a time, Sir Bucket Head made the mistake of thinking Princess Conehead was trapped in a tower. (It’s actually a castle.) He tried to rescue her when she did not need to be rescued.
But Sir Bucket Head did not realize that Princess Conehead lived with a dragon, her friend and honored guest.
The dragon’s name was Nathgar, and he was very polite.
But Sir Bucket Head did not even seem to hear.
Nathgar, ever the diplomatic sort, tried to give Sir Bucket Head another chance…
but Sir Bucket Head made no response, and harrassed the poor Princess all the more.
Princess Conehead was a tough sort, but Sir Bucket Head was getting rough. So Nathgar had to take action.
Princess Conehead was grateful and presented Nathgar with the bad knight’s sword.
Nathgar and Princess Conehead did have many more wonderful stories, but know this, dear reader, that they did live happily ever after.