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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
September 7, 2 014


News Item:  British PM Cameron hosts NATO summit in Wales and talks about ISIS
the dragon.

This beautiful island of ours has a history of successful dragon slaying.  St. George is
our patron saint in England and he has an unblemished record against dragons.  St.
George 1, Dragon 0.  Nothing could be clearer:  we never lose.

Yes, I will slay this ungodly, or is it too-godly, child of our worthy rebel pet dragons.

But it is being fed by your own subjects, Sire.  It gets them to do its dirtiest deeds.

Slay them all I say ...  I'll slay them all.

But Sire, you can not ride a horse, and no horse puts up with your ... ahem ... sizable
rump on its ...  And, your big brother across the waters sends you your best weapons.

That's what brothers are for.  And I like a dutiful brother will slay this dragon ... for I
know it vexes my big brother-across-the-waters so ...

Be careful, Sire!  This dragon has a vicious stinger in its tail ...

No problem ... argh! thump!  Owww!  If only I could stay on this horse ...