"Two wizards began to duel. One called forth a dragon, the other, a cloud of bees.
“The dragon exhaled, sending half the swarm to the ground in a hail of sizzled wings and ashen abdomens.
“The survivors landed on the beast and crawled into the tiny chinks between his scales, stinging where his claws could not reach.
“The dragon scorched his own hide trying to kill the pests, until he swelled up, smouldering, and collapsed.
“The bees won the day, my son. Can you tell me why?"
"Because cunning and persistence beat brute strength?"
"Precisely. Now, back to your studies."
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Lesson is part of 101 Fiction issue 4.