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By Ruth Stiles Gannett

During this sequel to My Father's Dragon. Elmer and Boris's island hopping adventures proceed.

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They flew up the coast, passing the lighthouse and the Village of Fruitoria and the city of Custard, and eventually got here to the outskirts of Nevergreen urban. "There it truly is! " cried Elmer. "See, that darkish patch is Evergreen Park. I stay simply around the highway. may possibly you land on that lengthy wharf simply forward? " "I imagine so," acknowledged the dragon, "but I do desire not anyone sees me. " He rotated reduce and reduce and landed lightly at the finish of the wharf. Elmer slid off and whispered, "Gosh, it used to be enjoyable understanding you. i will leave out you and flying and every thing, and thank you loads for bringing me domestic. " "It used to be enjoyable, wasn't it," sniffled the dragon, "and i'm going to always remember the way you got here all of the method to Wild Island simply to rescue me. incidentally, Elmer, i actually imagine you should have this pretty gold watch and chain. i will not see it on me, and besides, i do not even understand how to inform time. " "Are you yes? i may supply it to my mom. yet have not I acquired whatever you want to exchange it for? " "Well, in general, i used to be considering if you happen to nonetheless had a few of these scrumptious red lollipops. " "I have 4 left over," stated Elmer, getting them out and commencing the wrappers. "Would you love all 4 instantly? " "Yes," stated the dragon. They stood there quietly at midnight, the dragon sucking 4 red lollipops, and Elmer whispered, "Where will you move from right here? " "I'll visit locate my family members within the nice excessive mountains of Blueland," stated the dragon, considering his six sisters and 7 brothers and his vast parents. "I'd prefer to cross there too, someday," acknowledged Elmer. "Well, perhaps you are going to, yet listen—I listen voices. " "Men coming down the wharf! fast, you would greater hurry! goodbye, pricey Dragon. " The dragon flew up into the darkness simply as watchmen thumped by means of to make their rounds. Elmer concealed in the back of a crate and heard one say, "Funny, i used to be certain I heard voices, and that i understand I heard anything gigantic flying simply over our heads. " "Look! 4 lollipop wrappers! " stated the opposite watchman, who were looking the wharf with a lantern. "Hmm," stated the 1st watchman, after which they walked go into reverse the wharf. Elmer them at a distance, and whereas they have been telling one other watch guy concerning the lollipop wrappers he ran as speedy as he may well, in the course of the streets, via Evergreen Park, all of the manner domestic. He leaped up the porch steps 3 at a time yelling, "Mother, Daddy, i am domestic! satisfied Birthday! " Mr. and Mrs. Elevator rushed to the door and threw their palms round Elmer. "Oh, Elmer, how comfortable we're to determine you! you do not know how frightened we've got been those previous weeks. the place in the world did you move? " "I had an immense task to do," stated Elmer, watching the living-room couch. "Why, there is my buddy the outdated alley cat! " "Yes," acknowledged Mrs. Elevator. "As a lot as i have regularly hated cats, I simply did not have the guts to show her out. She got here to the door the day once you left, and that i stored pondering, 'Elmer enjoyed this cat. i actually should take excellent care of her. ' And have you learnt, i have grown quite keen on her in precisely weeks.

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