Once Isabella is slightly older, she hears that there is a wolf drake on her property and her father starts to organize a hunt. She walks to her friend's house, where Amanda gives her the idea to disguise herself as a boy and go on the hunt with them. Isabella uses a favor owed to her by a servant named Jim to get him to help her dress herself as a male and go on the hunt. Once they depart with the hunting party, the group attempts to drive it out with hounds but it escapes to the woods. The chase slows down and the wolf drake disappears briefly, but then attacks Jim and Isabella. She attempt to shoot it, but is scratched before the main hunting party comes over to kill it. Isabella's trickery is discovered as her hat falls off, revealing her hair, and she is attended to by a doctor. Once they return home, her father scolds her and implores her to think about her future husband, making her agree to halt her interest in dragons.