Then the firedrake stood groaning like a black bull, knee-deep in snow; and still the Remora climbed and climbed.
The prince just took time to shout, "The firedrake is going to pay you a visit!"
Will you go back to your hole and swear, on your honour as a firedrake, to listen quietly?
However, the firedrake's dead and done for; so never mind him.
Therefore to send me after the firedrake were both dangerous and unnecessary.
Now, the firedrake is a beast, or bird, about the bigness of an elephant.
But, fast as the Remora stole forward, the firedrake came quicker yet, flying and clashing his fiery wings.
Then off he flew, and soon he reached the volcano of the firedrake.
Oh, if you wish it, you shall have the horns and tail of a firedrake to hang up in your hall, to-morrow evening!
He declined to say exactly where or how he killed the firedrake.