PRINCE PRIGIO. 53
There came a clear, hissing answer, like frozen words dropping round him :
" Wait till I come down. What do you want ? "
Then the white folds began to slide, like melting ice, from the black hill.
Prince Prigio felt the air getting warmer behind him, and colder in front of him.
Pie looked round, and there were the trees beginning to blacken in the heat, and the grass looking like a sea of fire along the plains; for the Firedrake was coming!
The prince just took time to shout, "The Firedrake is going to pay you a visit! " and then he soared to the top of a neighbouring hill, and looked on at what followed.