Fred the dragon walked out of his cave on morning and found a box on the side of his cave.
“What’s this?” thought Fred, I wonder who left this here?”
Fred opened the box and found a letter and a map.
The letter said:
To the Young Dragon who finds this box.
It is now time for you to find your magic power.
All dragons breath fire by their eighth birthday.
Your birthday is one week from today.
Here is a map that you must follow exactly to find your fire.
It should take you one week to find your fire.
Fred took the letter and the map and left his cave following the map just as it was plotted
for him to follow. He followed a trail into the forest where he met his friend Ferdinand the
“Hello, Fred!”, greeted Ferdinand. “What brings you here today?”
Fred showed him the letter and the map.
Ferdinand said, “Wow! That’s really neat! Are you going to try to find your fire?”
“ You bet I am!”, said Fred. “Gather some supplies and come with me!”
So they packed fish, fruit, french fries, fettuccine, fajitas and fudge in a basket and placed
the basket in a small wagon.
“We should be ready now!”, said Ferdinand. “Let’s leave now.”
They followed the trail further into the forest until they reached Fiveall the cat. Fiveall was
sitting on a large limb of the tree hanging over the trail.
“ My fellow friends! Where are you going on this fine Friday?”, Fiveall asked.
“We are going to help Fred find his fire and we have a map.” said Ferdinand.
“Do you mind if I come along? I never get lost.” ,said Fiveall.
“Sure” said Fred.
“I’ll bring along some extra fish and a flashlight just in case.”, said Fiveall.
They walked further into the forest and it began to get dark. Fiveall pulled out his
flashlight and turned it on. When out came Flynn the fox.
“Where is everybody going?”, asked Flynn. “ I saw the light from the flashlight.”
“ We have a map we are following to help Fred find his fire. Look.” they said.
Flynn looked at the map.
“ Your first stop will have to be the big fire rock with the number
five on it by the brook. I know just where that is! I’ll take you to it!”, said Flynn.
So they kept walking down the winding trail until they reached the big rock as red as a fire.
On top of the rock was Frank the frog.
“Hey!” ,croaked Frank. “ What are you looking for?”
‘The red fire rock with the number five on it.”
“Well this is it! You need to be looking down not up.” said Frank.
They walked around it until the found the number five on it. Then they looked down and
they found a magnifying glass with a note that said…. TAKE THIS WITH YOU.
“Well” said Fiveall, “ I guess you need to take it with us on our trip.”
So Fred took the magnifying glass and placed it into the wagon.
“ Where to next?” asked Frank.
Ferdinand said, “We keep walking.”
The friends kept walking on the trail deeper into the forest. It was soon night and
everything was really dark. All of a sudden, several floating lights appeared in the air.
It was the fifteen Fantastic firefly family on a nightly practice. Mr. Fantastic said, “You’re
traveling late. Let us light your way through the night. Come on family, we have work to do!”
So the five friends and the fireflies kept walking on the trail in the forest. Then they heard
a loud WHOOO!
“ Who was that?”, asked Ferdinand.
“WHO is it at my door?”, loudly asked Fowl the owl.
“It’s me, Fred. I’m here with my friends trying to find my fire. “
“Oh, I have something for you.” said Fowl the owl.
“ Here is a compass to show you the way.” said Fowl.
“ Thanks, I’ll add it to my wagon”, said Fred.
The friends walked for six days on the trail in the forest until they reached a field.
Then out of a hole in the ground pops up Fay the Ferret.
“Where are you friends on your way to?” asked Fay.
“We are on our way to help Fred find his fire.” said Fiveall.
“ I’ve got this letter for Fred that was left here. Read what it says.” said Fay.
TO FRED: DO NOT OPEN THIS LETTER UNTIL YOU FIND YOUR FIRE.
“Thanks for the letter!” said Fred. “I won’t open it until I get there.”
The friends walked on the trail until the seventh day, they reached a large dark cave.
“Fred. I’ve been waiting for you.” said Foster the Great Falcon.
“I am the guardian of the dragon’s fire. I give fire to all the young dragons. I’m glad to see
you made it!”
‘You have arrived just in time. You will need all of the tools you found along the way. Come
into the cave and I will instruct you on how to use your tools. Your friends will need to
stand behind you as you find your fire.”
Fred took his tools and followed the instructions.
“Now take your compass and face the North, open the letter you were given and read it,
place the letter on the floor and light the letter with the light of the sun and magnifying
glass. “ said Foster.
The letter read:
This letter is written on magic paper that will light your fire by the rays of the sun.
You must quickly take a deep breath when the paper starts your fire.
Your fire will stay with you forever.
Use it wisely, hurt and damage from fires cannot be undone.
“ Everyone stand behind Fred and count to five. Fred, on the count of five, blow the fire
out of your mouth as hard as you can!” yelled Foster.
“ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR , FIVE………!
Fred blew a great ball of fire for the first time!
“Wow!” everyone yelled. “That was a big one!”
“You really found your fire!” said Ferdinand.
“Now remember to use it wisely.” Foster reminded Fred.
“ I will.”, said Fred. “Hurt and damage from fires cannot be undone.”
“Happy Birthday Fred!” ,said Fiveall, Ferdinand, Flynn and Foster. “Now you can learn to
fly us back home!”