Androcles was a slave to the merchant Felix. Felix treated his slaves harshly and Androcles decided to run away risking a heavy consequence for running away.
In this week's story, you will hear such new terms as an amphitheatre. What is that you may ask? Yes, it was a building where people came to watch games, executions and fights with wild animals like this week's story. They were popular entertainments in the Roman and Greek empires.
They were strange and cruel entertainments and we are thankful that these things no longer exist. But the focus of the story is not the amphitheatre but the beautiful relationship animals could have with humans. And how even animals could faithful to people who treat nicely.
Now, let's go over to the story below and please come back to do your activity for the week.
Androcles helped a wounded lion. I do not recommend you try to help a lion or any wild animal that is wounded as it may be very dangerous. But you can call the authorities who are better equipped to deal with such issues.
However, you can treat other humans and domestic animals nicely. Many animals respond nicely when treated kindly by humans. Most humans also do. And even if they do not, do not let it stop you from doing good to others especially when it is safe to do so. If it is not safe you get someone who has the ability and power to help.
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