Androcles And The Lion

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By Dennis Nolan
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Androcles And The Lion
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Androcles, a runaway slave, is befriended by a lion when he removes a huge thorn from its paw. For years the two live together in the desert, until soldiers capture Androcles and are ordered to throw him to the beasts. Led into the grand arena, Androcles falls to his knees, accepting his fate, but then he looks into the eyes of the lion and recognizes his old friend. Amid cheers from the crowd, Androcles and the lion are set free. The earliest version of the wellknown tale, Apions eyewitness account, is the source for this dramatic retelling.

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1267 words1,267 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile 680LLexile 680L
Grade 3 to 5Grade 3 to 5
Published 1997Published 1997

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