12. Inside Information
But dragons always know. Belching forth fire, he rises from the mountain, hunting for a thief. All he finds, though, are ponies.
Now seeking information, the burglar sneaks back into the golden hall. Rings, however, don't hide all and the mighty dragon seeks to trap himself a fly.
Instead, Thief Barrel-rider goes and steals the greatest treasure of all.
Swift wings carry the secret to Lake-town, where it will be useful indeed.
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