Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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this good office from him, and soon after returned with a
fawn, which lie had just killed. This he laid down at the
feet of his benefactor and went off again in pursuit of his prej\
Androcles, after having dried the flesh of it by the
sun, subsisted upon it, till the lion had supplied him
with another. He lived many days in this frightful solitude,
the lion catering for him with great assiduity. Being tired
at length of his savage society, he was resolved to deliver
himself up into his master's hand , and suffer the worst
effects of his displeasure, rather than be thus driven out
from mankind. His master, as was customary for the
proconsul of Africa, was at that time getting together a
present of all the largest lions that could be found in the
country, in order to send them to Eome, that they might
furnish a show for the Roman people. Upon his poor
slave's surrendering himself into his hands, he ordered him
to be carried away to Rome, as soon as the lions were in
readiness to be sent, and that for his crime he should be
exposed to fight with one of the lions in the Amphitheatre,
as usual, for the diversion of the people. This was all
performed accordingly. Androcles, after such a strange
run of fortune, was now in the arena of the theatre, amidst
thousands of spectators, expecting every moment when his
antagonist would eome out upon him. At length a huge
monstrueus lion leaped out from the place where he had
been kept hungry for the show. He advanced with great
rage towards the man; but on a sudden, after having
regarded him a little wistfully, he fell to the ground and
crept towards his feet with blandishment and caresses.
Androcles, after a short pause, discovered that it was
his old Numidian friend and immediately renewed his
acquaintance with him. Their mutual congratulations were
very surprising to the beholders, who, upon hearing an
account of the whole matter from vVndrocles, ordered
him to be pardoned, and the lion to be given up into his
possession. Androcles returned at Rome the civilities,