Aura Lea and the Reluctant Dragon
A children’s story written by Kenneth Grahame in 1898, and the song Aura Lea published in 1861 by Fosdick and Poulton. Adapted and read by Gerald Blomeyer, piano by Lázara Cachao.
The young girl Aura Lea discovers a song-loving dragon living in the grassy hills above her home. The two become friends. When the dragon is discovered by the villagers, they send for St George to rid them of it. The girl introduces St George to the dragon. They decide that St George harmlessly spears the dragon. St George then proclaims that it has been tamed, and the people accept the dragon. Aura has gained self-confidence and trust in life.