In this variation on the old theme, the dragon is appeased by the King's a-maiden-a-week plan, until his daughter is the only maiden left. The dragon, it turns out, is a lady-lover, not a lady-eater; he has a large, always growing, company of females in his cave. George, a brave knight, enters expectedly, saves the princess, and banishes the dragon despite his good nature. The illustrations are uneven in quality; poor placement detracts from many. The black and white pictures are busy and heavy-handed; although static in appearance, the full color ones come off better. Not up to a previous work by the same team.