Forgot your password?

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Stories > Others
Evergreen Trees
The Fox and the Cat
Football crazy
Hasan makes a newspaper
The Wicked Prince
The Careless Clown
Rabia reads a lot
Who Did Salman’s...
The shoes that fit me
Tree Trouble
Fighting in School
The looking Glass
The dog bride
The Fox without a Tail
Uncle Shine
Did you know?
Latest News





Bookmark and Share

Next   Back


A slave  named Androcles  once  escaped from  his master  and fled  to the  forest.  As he was  wandering about  there he  came  upon a Lion  lying  down  moaning and  groaning.  At  first  he turned  to  flee, but finding  that  the  Lion  did  not pursue  him, he  turned  back and  went  up to  him.  As he  came  near, the  Lion put  out his paw, which  was all swollen  and bleeding, and  Androcles   found    that a  huge thorn  had got into it, and  was causing  all the pain.  He  pulled  out the   thorn  and  bound up  the  paw of the   Lion, who  was soon   able  to rise  and  lick  the  hand of   Androcles like  a  dog.  Then the  Lion took   Androcles  to his cave, and  every  day used  to bring him  meat  from  which  to  live.  But shortly  afterwards  both  Androcles  and  the   Lion  were captured, and  the slave  was sentenced  to be  thrown  to  the  Lion, after  the latter  had been  kept without  food  for  several  days.  The  Emperor  and  all  his Court  came to  see the   spectacle,  and  Androcles  was led  out  into  the  middle of  the arena.    Soon  the  Lion was let loose from his den, and  rushed bounding  and  roaring  towards  his  victim.   But as soon  as he  came  near to  Androcles  he  recognised his   friend, and  fawned   upon  him, and  licked  his  hands  like  a  friendly  dog.  The  Emperor,   surprised  at this,  summoned   Androcles to him, who told him the whole story.  Whereupon the slave  was pardoned and freed, and the Lion let loose to his native  forest.

    "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."
Next   Back

Bookmark and Share