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Androcles and the Lion

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LionA slave runs away from his master and hides in the woods – then finds himself face to face with a limping lion….

The tale of Androcles and the Lion is said to have been written by Aesop – the great Greek storyteller who always summed up his stories from the animal kingdom with a moral. In the case of Androcles, the lesson is that “Gratitude is the sign of a noble soul!”

Read by Natasha. Duration 6 minutes 5 seconds

It happened in ancient times that a slave named Androcles escaped from his master and fled into the forest, and he wandered there for a long time until he was weary and well nigh spent with hunger and despair.

Just then he heard a lion near him moaning and groaning and at times roaring terribly. Tired as he was Androcles rose up and rushed away from the lion; but as he made his way through the bushes he stumbled over the root of a tree and fell down twisting his ankle, and when he tried to get up there he saw the lion coming towards him, limping on three feet and holding his forepaw in front of him.

Poor Androcles was in despair; he had not strength to rise and run away, and there was the lion coming upon him. But when the great beast came up to him instead of attacking him it kept on moaning and groaning and looking at Androcles, who saw that the lion was holding out his right paw, which was covered with blood and much swollen. Looking more closely at it Androcles saw a great big thorn pressed into the paw, which was the cause of all the lion’s trouble. Plucking up courage he seized hold of the thorn and drew it out of the lion’s paw, who roared with pain when the thorn came out, but soon after found such relief from it that he rubbed up against Androcles and showed, in every way that he knew, that he was truly thankful for being relieved from such pain.

Instead of eating him up he brought him a young deer that he had slain, and Androcles managed to make a meal from it. For some time the lion continued to bring the game he had killed to Androcles, who became quite fond of the huge beast.

But one day a number of soldiers came marching through the forest and found Androcles, and as he could not explain what he was doing they took him prisoner and brought him back to the town from which he had fled. Here his master soon found him and brought him before the authorities, and he was condemned to death because he had fled from his master.

Now it used to be the custom to throw murderers and other criminals to the lions in a huge circus, so that while the criminals were punished the public could enjoy the spectacle of a combat between them and the wild beasts.

So Androcles was condemned to be thrown to the lions, and on the appointed day he was led forth into the Arena and left there alone with only a spear to protect him from the lion. The Emperor of Rome was in the royal box that day and gave the signal for the lion to come out and attack Androcles. But when it came out of its cage and got near Androcles, what do you think it did? Instead of jumping upon him it rubbed up against him and stroked him with its paw and made no attempt to do him any harm.

It was of course the lion which Androcles had met in the forest. The Emperor, surprised at seeing such a strange behavior in so cruel a beast, summoned Androcles to him and asked him how it happened that this particular lion had lost all its cruelty of character. So Androcles told the Emperor all that had happened to him and how the lion was showing its gratitude for his having relieved it of the thorn. Thereupon the Emperor pardoned Androcles and ordered his master to set him free, while the lion was taken back into the forest and let loose to enjoy freedom once more.

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201 Responses to “Androcles and the Lion”

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  • Daniel says:

    Disco rules the world!!

  • jellybeans says:

    JELLYBEANS RULE THE WORLD

  • Siddh says:

    Dear Bertie I really like your story’s and I’m really instrested in hearing more stories from you . Siddh

  • pupdy says:

    the story is so good as it has so many lessons to learn
    I wish you see this bertie

  • abhishek says:

    I HAVE’NT HEARD THIS STORY BEFORE BUT THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING. IF SOMEONE HEAR THIS,THAT PERSON WILL BE VERY SURPRISING.

  • Andrew says:

    it was so usefull as i needed it for homework and i loved the story.

  • Carl says:

    I did it in school once.
    It’s one of my favorite tales; EVER!

  • meera tn says:

    THE STORY WAS WONDERFUL.IT WAS SO USEFUL ME.]

  • Sandy says:

    I read this story many years ago and have used it over and over in the classes I teach to demonstrate that kindness will be rewarded. Both the Lion and Androcles were kind at one point…and they were both rewarded.

  • Fanny says:

    Thanks i liked it!! I’ll use it with my students to talk about gratitude…

  • Shubham says:

    Good and lugirious story haaaaaaaa

  • Anonymous says:

    IS very cute the story

  • Ana says:

    It is a beatiful story.I LOVE IT!

  • Pinki says:

    i am bored of only this story from natasa

  • Violet says:

    Hi

    I’m learning about this in school I love it:)

  • me says:

    You click the download button and play it then read

  • Mme says:

    i LOVED THIS STORY AND THE READING OF IT. I WOULD LIKE TO READ THE STORY AND LISTEN AT THE SAME TIME. HOW DO I DO THAT?

  • Sisters Kara,Anna,Lydia says:

    Cool this is our bedtime story also

  • Baby sitter says:

    Another great story you should try is Stone Soup.

  • mudasir says:

    hi nice story ……………

    i like this

  • saher says:

    I love it very much. i have this story in my English book. it was so amazing and moral based

  • joel says:

    I love this story. this is my first time reading it but i already like it

  • RAFAEL says:

    IT’S VERY ITERESTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING

  • Nour says:

    would you plz send me the setting of te story >>thx

  • kwa says:

    :}I think it was a nice story

  • Keki says:

    Thanks Natasha and Bertie!

  • Mykah says:

    Loved it fun hey lara

  • Mykah says:

    Coolfun

  • david says:

    i love Androcles and the Lion very much and these story is aesop too.>wo<

  • Lara says:

    Super I had this story for hmework.But this is isway better.

  • Lara says:

    Super I had this story for hmework.But this is isway better.

  • Harry says:

    I love this story thank you.

  • Ashin says:

    super

  • Amy 1010 says:

    This was really helpful for my school homwork.I heard it being read over and over again.so decriptive and it wsa soo good i stole the website onto my homework sheet.im only 9 yrs and so far this stoty has helped me through the whole year! pleases read it it is such a good story!
    xxx :) :) :) xxx
    Amy xx1010

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    I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO WHOEVER MADE THIS WEBSITE AS IT HELPED ME WITH MY PROJECT(HOMEWORK)AND IT WAS VERY HELPFUL…
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  • Natasha says:

    Hello

    That’s great for you. Its always helpful to act the characters in stories. We also have Greek Myths like Dido & Anaes that come in the form of a play, which you can act out at School or a local venue where you can do theatre.

    Bye Bye
    N *

  • Aoife says:

    I played androcles in school and now i’m so popular

  • jb says:

    nice love it

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  • Anonymous says:

    good side learning for kids there is no doubt they can enjoy perfectly reading various parts of the stories
    it’s heartiest thank for creating such web side
    i am susantha form srilanka

  • Aleksandr says:

    The story of Androcles is splendid. I like very much to humanize of animal world becouse i love the animals. A gratitude is characterised of them. Most striking examles can be brought in case of dogs and horses, about their devotion to the human beings. Thank you for excellent story.

  • AYUB says:

    IT WAS FANTASTICO!
    FABULAS,AMAZING,SPECTECTULAR,INTRESTING,AUSUME AND WICKED!

  • rana says:

    IT WAS REALLY INTRESTING!

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Erica we are planning to do a story from Ghana in the Autumn Glad you liked this one !

  • erica says:

    in Ghana,we really love this story… i loooooooooooooved it

  • maddie says:

    one day at school i we read this book and i loved it because i love lions and Androcles was so sweet to help it

    By Maddie hardes

  • jovitta says:

    good human being can change a lion into a cat…

  • jose says:

    good moral for human beings

  • Aman says:

    I liked the story very much! Thank you!

  • lynne says:

    that was awsome!!!

  • Loni says:

    Well-narrated fable about gratitude, freedom, and nobility.

  • Connor says:

    I read this to my class today! They loved it! We have enjoyed learning about Grece!

  • Rachel says:

    LOVE IT

  • Paul says:

    We can all learn a lot from this story of kindness.
    What goes around come around.

  • Nish says:

    Loved the story! Very nice! Thank you.

  • Afsar says:

    it was very, very nice about good manner

  • Leah says:

    I love this story!

  • Anisha says:

    I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

  • Anisha says:

    It was interesting. I hope you give more stories like this. I have to do an assignment on moral stories and I will use this as one of my two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • leticia says:

    I am going to do a play about Androcles and the lion at the middle school at LongBranch at New Jersey.

  • kiesha says:

    its a good story

  • SHAKER says:

    Nice Story

    Thank U

  • dear says:

    very good

  • Jackson says:

    if this story was on a scale from 1-10 it would be 100,000,000,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jackson says:

    I love this story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alexander says:

    Nice story, Bertie

  • George says:

    Really awesome.Wonderfully read.Great to see the little boy released. Hope santa comes to him

  • shlagha says:

    i think the girls pronounciation was just supercalifragilisticexpradocious!!!!!!!!AWESOMEEEEEE<3

  • RASHAWN says:

    WELL I THINK IT IZ GRATE

  • our class says:

    it was very interesting and not in the least monotonous!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :)
    it was good to read a story where a dangerous animal such as a lion can become kind as a result of being shown kindness!:)

  • GirlsRock66666 says:

    great!!!!!
    when you get closer to it it is a diaster
    do you hav

  • jounior fontil says:

    i love that story it really help me thank you

  • dany says:

    it was gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • Bertie says:

    Adrocles and the lion is at least 2000 years old

  • mooloo says:

    when was this story composed? please help!! urgent reply needed

    x

  • dany says:

    it was goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • dany says:

    it was gooooood

  • ?????? says:

    It brought me back to my school days 72 yrs ago when I first had this story read to me by my 3nd grade teacher. What I loved about it and still do is the story taught gratitude and faithfulness in loyalty. Good message for everyone. It was like meeting a good friend once again
    later, they came home from school with the book! They were so excited when they brought it home, it was weeded from the collection at the library and that meant that they got to keep it in their collection at home! They love the idea of such a big lion being kind and gentle to someone. They love the story so much.

    kim says:
    IT IS A GOOD STORY FOR ME BUT THE TIGER WAS OUTSIDE OF IS HOUSE AND HE WAS TO AND THE LION JUMPED ON HIM THEN
    THE BOY SAID YOU CAN HAVE FREE

    It was of course the lion which Androcles had met in the forest. The Emperor, surprised at seeing such a strange behavior in so cruel a beast, summoned Androcles to him and asked him how it happened that this particular lion had lost all its cruelty of character. So Androcles told the Emperor all that had happened to him and how the lion was showing its gratitude for his having relieved it of the thorn. Thereupon the Emperor pardoned Androcles and ordered his master to set him free, while the lion was taken back into the forest and let loose to enjoy freedom once more

  • Marie says:

    It brought me back to my school days 72 yrs ago when I first had this story read to me by my 3nd grade teacher. What I loved about it and still do is the story taught gratitude and faithfulness in loyalty. Good message for everyone. It was like meeting a good friend once again.

  • kevin says:

    i like asoep fables very much it,s so interstttting

  • kevin says:

    it,s a very intersting story vvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy iiiiiiiinnnnnnttttttttteeeeeeeerrrsssting

  • JAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    I like the story..it’s nice…read again….bye…..

  • Catalina says:

    this is so estupid!!

  • Chrissy says:

    I told my kids about Androcles and the Lion and they were so fascinated that they kept an eye out for it at the library at their school. A few days later, they came home from school with the book! They were so excited when they brought it home, it was weeded from the collection at the library and that meant that they got to keep it in their collection at home! They love the idea of such a big lion being kind and gentle to someone. They love the story so much.

  • kim says:

    It is very good and interesting.

  • Anonymous says:

    vvveeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy good

  • Maggie says:

    I LIKED THE MOUSE IN THE STORY.I THOUGH THAT IT WAS A GOOD STORY. I LOVED THAT STORY.

  • tanysha says:

    good
    and very interesting=)

  • Himvip says:

    Good stories!!!

  • bob says:

    good story

  • jesus says:

    IT WAS A GOOD STORY FOR ME BECAUSE THE LION LOVE THE BOY A LOT THE LION WANT TO BE FREE

  • JESSE says:

    IT IS A GOOD STORY FOR ME BUT THE TIGER WAS OUTSIDE OF IS HOUSE AND HE WAS TO AND THE LION JUMPED ON HIM THEN THE BOY SAID YOU CAN HAVE FREE DOM

  • Eloisa says:

    Fab story, we used it in school
    tnx Bertie xxx

  • Katie says:

    Hi These Books Are Really Useful For Me As My Mum Never Reads Me Storys Anymore =]

  • Kevan says:

    GREAT!!! :P :) :o

  • chiluka says:

    Nice moral story…..

  • Anonymous says:

    hi whats up

  • Isabelle says:

    I love hearing your stories and I will listen to them again sometime soon. :)

  • Ubair says:

    I liked it to listen to it. It was fun.

  • Zuhair says:

    Wow! Its great!!!!!!

  • Suad says:

    I loved the story. Its great!

  • Suad says:

    Andrcles is a wonderful story which my children enjoyed a lot.

  • Redson says:

    Like to read more about it………..

  • leo 6 says:

    SHORT BUT NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renata says:

    iv’e learnt fables at school but not that one so its nice to hear a new one!

  • gloria says:

    is relly that s berry nice

  • Megha says:

    ): (:

  • Megha says:

    This is not quite an exciting story. It would be better if had more adventures.

  • Angela from Italy says:

    can you select tales very short?
    I’m improving my english and I need little story.
    Have you a agreable voice! congratulations!

  • Eloi says:

    I liked the moral of the story and i haven´t heard this before. Good to know though.

  • sob98 says:

    that is one incredibel tale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevan and Amma-kay says:

    Androcles a brave man
    to take a thron out
    of a lion .

  • Charm says:

    It’s very good. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Duncan says:

    I thought that this story/book is very interesting for young children.

  • Alex says:

    Good story!

  • Sara says:

    nevva heard of dat story kk cya soon story nory

  • Mohsin says:

    how sweet!

  • yo man, says:

    this story rocks

  • soetball says:

    wow

  • anushka says:

    Good way of teaching

  • yousaf says:

    that was a luvly story;-)

  • val says:

    Well-done! I am going to use it with a lesson on cats for my Pathfinders Club.

  • naeemaakooji says:

    it is really nice and intreseing

  • > says:

    im hungry…

  • annabelle says:

    Aesop’s fables always teach lessons and I like that, but I think they ought to have more details.

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  • Sarah says:

    I didn’t bother to read that story cause I’ve already read it, but its a good story and I would recomend it to any loser. Thank-you

    Byeeee!!! xoxox

  • JAD3YY says:

    I didn’t read it bt hayyy its gurd (y)
    hahax

  • =P says:

    WOW ITS GR3AT

  • Julia says:

    I like this story very much.

  • Anonymous says:

    I liked the story.well, i guess i finished my homework.Cause this suppose to be social studies homework.

  • cutest says:

    lolli.i never read it but its cool!

  • teacher says:

    great story
    this is my school assingment

  • mohammed says:

    great story
    this is my school assingment

  • 9 says:

    hi!!!!!!!!!

  • kincaid says:

    I like the story but it was long.

  • brookily says:

    I liked the story because Natasha read the ending was really cool.

  • tanner says:

    i think it was a very good story and i like how the lion and slave get a good relashon ship and it is good the slave doesent get eaten.

  • sir john lAs says:

    next pleace

  • babie` says:

    This is a nice story for babies

  • bob says:

    coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll1111111l::::::::!!!”!”!!
    “”!!”!#!@#!@#@@#@#!@$#%$#%$%$%$$
    E OMFG I WANNA READ THIS STORY MORE!!!!!!!!

  • bob says:

    coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll1111111l::::::::!!!”!”!!”"!!”!#!@#!@#@@#@#!@$#%$#%$%$%$$%^$&&^%$@%^&**&^%%*%(%$#E

  • güll says:

    cok guzel sacmallam?ss?n?z

  • güllll says:

    hic bi?iy anlamad?m

  • Anonymous says:

    this one is boring!

  • Ruby Weapon says:

    I think you must give more full stops in yer story..
    Also, decrease the “and” word. Actually this make me hard to remember one to another word…

    Thank you…

  • Razzbabe says:

    Lol Verry Nothing Fun /:

  • green089 says:

    com e* tu pell je mepelle green098 sewa bonjour comse com sa

  • gaara says:

    are you crasy

  • I don't know, It's I say, not I says:

    that this story needs a bit more detail and needs to be longer, like why did Androcles run away, was he being mistreated by his master? If he was how, or how did he get captured or how did he feel in the cave with the lion, like come, I know you people can do better than this.

  • Sweet thang says:

    Hi all my peps what u all doing anyway i know none of u know me laters

  • Joshua Akiboye says:

    HI,

    this story is boring stop it.

  • jnv warangal says:

    Thanks, Storynory. We enjoyed this story very much. All our class students had a good time listening to this story. Bye.

  • Jian says:

    I liked the part where the lion becomes a hero and the part whan the men was brave.

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Kellsy,

    Really pleased that you liked Androcles.

    We will be doing more Aesop, probably before end of the year, but in the meantime have you heard these four Aesop stories?

    http://storynory.com/2007/09/02/four-aesop-fables/

  • kellsy says:

    I relly loved the asop fable.
    May you please put some more asop fables on storynory.com.

  • Mrs. Doctor's class says:

    Good story between boy and lion One good turn deserves another What goes around comes around

  • Mrs. Doctor's class says:

    We learned that What goes around comes around.
    One good turn deserves another

  • cody says:

    sfhnsoaugogoihgoihohgo0dhsg

  • poo hed says:

    i profer the other one

  • ? says:

    ??????????????

  • 5148188 says:

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  • 5148188 says:

    gybuiok,lp.8252828

  • Vrinda says:

    Wow! what a great and a funny story….Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!

  • moustafa says:

    thank you very much for this good story

  • GeekyMom says:

    I really enjoyed this story and the message it conveys.

  • IBVA says:

    YOUR TOYS ARE GERATE

  • amelia says:

    the story was so short…
    ;)

  • Mathew says:

    hey gang this story is good.it would be cool if a lion really rubbed up against u like a pet

  • anonamouse says:

    this story is alright but i dont think that would really happen and i tink it very long and i rather the tortoise and the hare. I LIKE PIE!

  • Ana says:

    it smells in there.

  • ana says:

    this is a nice & a big stoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brandan says:

    ahhhhhhhhh! i gots a weird face!

  • brandan says:

    dude, this is like the mouse and the lion, i love it:D

  • sheryl says:

    sheryl says
    Bertie the frog
    has a name no one has so i do not belive that bertie has a copycat!
    and pls daon’t use mmy na,me 4 no resond!!!!to all those who like to make fun of peeople when writing comments!!!

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Bertie guess what? My name is Bertie too!! And i think your friend Sheryl is awsome!!! Tell me, what is aseop stories are??? I mean what difference do they make compere to the other ones???

  • katelynn says:

    i know you

  • katelynn says:

    yyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooooo

  • Lella says:

    Please, I beg of you, more Aesop Fables.

  • donya says:

    I read the story,I have a question. I learning the languae engilish. you can present the story that easy for me,Because this story is dificullt for me
    thank you so much

  • sheryl says:

    ok,
    those people are a little stupid not to say i want to say them.it is so odvice that they want to use my name and can copy it wrongly.

    sheryl:D:D:D:D

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Sheryl,

    I’m afraid I know very little about the people who leave comments – so I can say who is impersonating you! But please don’t get too upset.

    Thanks for all your nice comments.

    Bertie

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Bertie,

    Sheryl Says:
    May 5th, 2007 at 10:47 pm
    Blablabla! I am Sueryl I ask quetions! :) And I act like i know Bertie!! blablabla!!

    This is truly not me who wrote it!!

    Something is really wrong every time that I leave a comment othrrs will use my name and speak bad!!!!

    Please find out who is the culprit.

  • Ozan says:

    Great story, thanks :D

  • Sheryl says:

    Blablabla! I am Sueryl I ask quetions! :) :) And I act like i know Bertie!! blablabla!!

  • Sheryl says:

    HI BERTIE ,
    CAN U GIVE ME SOME INFO ON WHEN THE ASEOP STORIES ARE COMING OUT ON STORYNORY????

  • sukhmeet says:

    this story is so funny
    THANX

  • Sheryl says:

    Hope to see more of the Aseop stories then……..
    Byebye

    sheryl

  • Bertie says:

    Hello Sheryl – Good idea – we will do some more Aesop stories – they are rather brief but very popular.

  • sheryl says:

    HELLO BERTIE ,
    THIS IS A NICE STORY,BUT IF U CAN PUT SOME MORE OF ASEOP STORIES INTO STORYNORY PLEASE………… BECAUSE ASEOP TALES ARE 1 OF MY FAVE………

    SHERYL

  • pritty says:

    I haven’t her this story but it was very fun story.
    Nex time tell me a good story then bye bye

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  • Aline 555 says:

    OHH!!!! i HAVE NOT YET HEARD THIS STORY THOUGH BUT… i HAVE READ THE STORY I PLAN OF DAWNLOADING IT SOON! :) I HAVE HEARD OF THE COLASIUM BUT NEVER EVER NEW IT WAS A CIRCUS! :) Good job bertie of chewsing this story! Oh yah and I like the inprovements you have done on the site! :) :) :)

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