Once upon a time there was a dragon
that lived in a dark cave. He wanted to make some soup, but all he had in
his cave was water. It went drip, drop, drip, drop all day long. "I know!
I'll take a pot of water down the hill and then I"ll be able to make some
soup." So the dragon took his black pot and put water in it and flew down
the hill. He lit a fire with wood and soon the water boiled.
A flock of blue birds flew past.
They saw the black pot. One of them said, "Are you making soup? We are
hungry. Can we have some?"
The dragon said, "You can each have
some if you bring something to put in it."
The birds flew off. One came back
with a snake in its beak and put it in the pot of water.
One bird had a spider in its beak
and put it in the pot. Soon all the birds came back with carrots,
mushrooms, a lizard, a frog, a honeycomb and duck egg. They put them all
in the pot.
The dragon made the fire grow and
the soup boiled. It smelled good. When it was done he gave all the blue
birds a bowl of soup and he hate the rest, snake and all. "This is the
best stone soup I've ever had," the dragon said.