Finally, he came to the
fallen boulder. He ducked his head and turned sideways to squeeze past it.
The crying was louder now. The maze broke up into several directions, but
he had no trouble knowing way to turn, following the cries.
He saw a flash of green
fur. Another monster! He pulled out his crowbar. Nobody had told him there
was another monster in the maze. But he was a knight, come to rescue a
princess. Even though he was terrified.
"I am a knight. I come
to slay the monster! And rescue the Princess Sheona," he called out.
He drew closer to the green fur.
The crying stopped.
"Princess Sheona! It
is I, the knight Sir Angus. Iíve come to rescue you!"
Again, he swam closer.
"Death to the monster
who imprisons the lovely Princess Sheona!"
He clanged his crowbar
sword against a stone.
me!" said the green furry monster. This monster was much smaller than
Nessie, but much larger than Ardath, or even an orca whale.
"I am a knight. You
are a monster. I must slay you," said Angus, holding his ground.
"I thought you came to
rescue the lovely Princess Sheona," said the monster.
Angus nodded his head and
extended his crowbar. He couldnít do it. He was too small and too scared
to fight this monster. He did his best to look like a fierce knight.
"I am the lovely
Princess Sheona," said the monster.
"You are an ugly
monster, and a foul liar!" shouted Angus. "What have you done
with Princess Sheona?"
In the glow of the
bell-shaped flowers, Angus looked closely at the monsterís face. Her
eyes looked red. The monster was crying! Was the monster trapped, too? He
couldnít kill somebody who was scared and crying. He knew what that was
Ardath swam up to the
boulder and poked her snout into the gap. "Angus, the Princess Sheona
is Nessieís daughter. You must be careful not to hurt her!"