The Iron Dragonfly
Not sure when he arrived but he was silent. His stiff iron wings never made a sound.
His travels must have been tough by the rust on his wings though. Never the less it didn't slow him down.
We asked where he came from and were told of a far a way place where all the dragonflies, butterflies and even the beetles were made from iron.
The King's men made them and sent them out. Why would the King send them out here we asked.
There was a pause and then he said he actually got lost. He was sent to find a princess that the King wanted to marry.
Where is she we asked.
This was the problem, he didn't know and the King didn't know either.
Then how are you going to find her we wanted to know
His metal wings twitched. What would have to be done is a search party would have to be formed he thought.
That was fine we told him but if nobody knows who she is, how are they going to know who they are looking for?
His metal wings twitched again.
A feeling would come over him and tell him it was her he told us.
I think we all thought this wouldn't work but then again this was no ordinary dragonfly.
He apologized for the intrusion and would be on his way. All he asked for was a drink of nectar and he would continue on. He had his drink and with one swoosh he was off and gone.
Three weeks later a letter arrived with the King's stamp on it. It was from the iron dragonfly. The princess was found. The feelings that he told us about worked.
The King was most happy and we were left in awe of the iron dragonfly.