Once there was a king whose kingdom was plagued every full moon by a dragon. The king's army was too scared to fight off the dragon and the wizard was old and had lost his spell book, therefore, there was no one to fight off the dragon.
Unlike many dragons, this one frightened maidens, stopped up chimneys, broke store windows, set people's clocks back, and made dogs bark so no one could her themselves think.
The king decided that he was done putting up with the dragon messing everything up. He promised anyone who could stop the dragon half of the kingdom or his daughter's hand in marriage. The cobbler's eldest son decided to take up the kings offer. He thought it was only polite to ask his father for advice. He did not use his father's tactic and did not succeed on his mission.
"The old man is not as wise as I thought!"
His father told him to say, "Dragon, dragon, how do you do? I've come from the king to murder you."
The middle son also attempted to stop the dragon using his own tactic rather than his father's advice and failed. Finally, the youngest son decided that he would give it a shot, he listened to his father's advice by reciting the poem and the dragon fell, God willingly at his feet.
The three brothers gathered all the treasure's from the dragon's cave and tied them to the back of the youngest brother's horse.
Everyone in the kingdom jumped for joy because the dragon was dead and the princess ran out and kissed the youngest brother. She had secretly hoped he would be the one to marry her.