Girl Who Cried Wolf by Smallman Steve Price Neil
In The Girl Who Cried Wolf we meet the demanding Princess Arabella who declares she is bored of living in the castle. She decides to swap roles with Tom the lowly shepherd boy as she thinks his job seems much more fun. A shocked Tom is sent off to the castle whilst Arabella looks after the sheep. However it isn't long before she is bored of this job too and decides to play a trick on the townsfolk. 'WOLF WOLF
' she cries sending the panicked villagers up the hill - only to find there is no wolf. Arabella still giggling then cries 'TROLL TROLL
'. Again the townsfolk rush up the hill to her rescue huffing and puffing - only to find there is no troll. They begin to distrust her and a frustrated Tom watches from his bedroom window. When Arabella cries 'wolf' for a third time the villagers decide to pay the new 'prince' Tom a visit. Tom tells the villagers not to rush to Arabella's aid the next time she calls for help as she has been lying. Within minutes the cry of 'DRAGON DRAGON
' comes from Arabella but this time the townsfolk ignore her. Tom however happens to see that this time Arabella really is telling the truth
He bravely rushes up the hill and throws a bucket of water in the dragon's face scaring it away. A terrified Arabella realises how foolish she had been before and vows to never tell a lie again. She and Tom swap back to their original jobs and calm is restored.