Androcles and the lion story in english : Once there was a slave in Rome. His name was Androcles. His master was unkind to him. So, he fled away from the home of his master to a forest. He hid himself in the forest. One day he crept into a cave and lay down and soon felt asleep. After a while a lion had entered the cave. It was roaring loudly. He was sure that the beast would kill him. The lion was not angry but was crying for pain in its leg. Androcles liffed the paw from the ground and gave strong pull and outcome the thorn, they became friends. At night the lion and he slept side by side in the cave. For a long time the lion brought food for him. Androcles found a happy life in the forest.
One day some soldiers were passing through the forest. They found Androcles in the cave and could recognise him. They took him back to Rome. There was a law at that time Every slave who ran from his master must fight a hungry lion. So a fierce lion was brought from the forest. A day was fixed for the fight. Thousands of people came to see the sport. The lion ran in with a great roar.
Seeing the lion, Androcles gave a loud cry not out of fear but with joy. It was his old friend, the lion of the cave, Androcles put his arms round the lion’s neck. The lion lay down, at his feet. It began rubbing its head against the face of the slave. People asked Androcles to tell them of the matter. He told all his stories. Both the lion and he were freed. The lion and Androcles got liberty.