In a nest in Haugh Wood there lived the Mordiford Dragon. When it got hungry it used to venture out along Serpent Lane in the search for cows.
Many tried to do away with the creature but none succeeded, until a condemned criminal, known as Garnstone, offered to get rid of it in exchange for his freedom.
On approaching the dragon, he jumped into a cider barrel which had been covered in steel spikes.
When the dragon attempted to crush the barrel with its coils it was sliced into many pieces.