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THE KISS OF THE FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON


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---Once there was a fair Chinese maiden who followed a curiously suspicious dragon to his lair. She had more courage than she had good sense. Was her grandmother right in the stories she told about these dragons? She remembered her grandmother telling her stories when the weather kept the family inside during the monsoon rainy season. Were her ideas about these mysterious creatures really true?

---The unsuspecting dragon went to his private horde of treasure and from behind a huge boulder, the young girl watched as the dragon opened what appeared to be an old antique richly carved chest that must surely trace its history back at least as far as the Ming dynasty. Her eyes went wide in wonder, and she gave a gasp of surprise as the lid opened. The dragon immediately looked up and saw those peering eyes of the intruder.

---"So, I am being spied upon!" roared the dragon when he saw that a human had caught him in the act of gloating over his treasure. Even as a little puff of smoke came belching from his quivering nostrils, he saw how young and vulnerable this trembling female of the human species was. "Caught you now, have I?

---The head of this fire-breathing dragon extended toward her as he swung his green scale-covered neck toward the girl's almost protected position behind her huge rock.

---Admittedly, the dragon looked fierce as he gave forth sounds and smells that would cause any mortal to quake in their tracks, but the Chinese girl caught a certain look in the dragon's eyes. It gave her courage to speak and voice her thoughts.

---"I won't tell what I've seen if you will not hurt me," she cried out, and then gave the monstrous beast something he had never witnessed before. She smiled at him, and her smile radiant as the sun above while she fluffed out her jet black hair. Then she wiggled one slender shoulder towards the aroused beast.

---"You expect me to believe you after you have viewed my treasure?" he said in a newly acquired softer voice. He then gulped in great quantities of air as though his quickening heart beat needed more oxygen and could barely restrain himself from belching flame again. She was so lovely and looked so dainty and powerless. As she had hoped, the dragon could not resist her appeal and brought his head even closer as if to steal a kiss.

---"Oh my," she managed to sigh as his hot breath caused her to recoil, even as eyes fell once again upon that golden treasure glittering and gleaming. It was just waiting for the right person to claim it from its resting place in that ancient crumbling carved chest. What good was it doing this ferocious monster of a fire-breathing dragon?

---"Don't be afraid, my little female friend. I will not hurt you as long as you don't try to steal my treasure. I only long for a touch of your kindness," spoke the scaly oversized bird-reptile from a former eon many millenniums past. He carefully studied the rather appealing fresh-eyed girl in front of him.

---"You must know that if your presence is detected you will frighten my village," cautioned the girl, thinking of her family and friends. "Will you leave this place if I give you what you seek?" the crafty female ventured to ask.

---She thought she saw the nod of his head, and so allowed the first kiss a human ever received from such a supposedly mythical monster.

---Afterward, the dragon was faithful to his promise and disappeared, as did his rustically carved antique chest holding all his treasure. What the fair Chinese maiden didn't realize until the first time she looked at her reflection in the surface of a pond was that the dragon's hot kiss turned her skin the same color as the dragon's gold. She had gotten his golden treasure after all. From her came all Chinese and other Orientals, but especially golden were the females!

---Ah yes, most certainly beware the hot-breathed kiss of Oriental dragons. Indeed, it is most magical.

(Except from our book OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A CHINESE DRAGON 1996 -Gertrude Hii & George Beimers.



NEVER KISS A CHINESE DRAGON
(Excerpt from our book OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A CHINESE DRAGON

Never kiss a Chinese Dragon,
-----They always have hot breath!
With fierce eyes and tails a-waggin',
-----They plunge beyond their depth.

Their sound and fury may scare you silly,
-----Yet, they be hollow inside.
Try your hand at tickling their belly,
-----What you discover is false pride.

It's truly the job of a Chinese Dragon,
-----To drive misfortune away.
Disappearing bad spirits, their powers a-flaggin',
-----Allow your good luck to stay.

Thinking you're safe from firecracker's clatter
-----Will cause the monster to miss;
Tradition dictates bad spirits must scatter
-----Away from Chinese dragon's hot kiss.
1992 -George Beimers


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