When Beryl Markham was a small girl, she and her father settled in East Africa. This was the land of rolling savannahs, sparkling oases, majestic animals, and where a little girl was eaten by a lion. In this story 'The Good Lion,' we learn how Beryl's father wisely instructs her on the dangers of Africa. He tells her that this even includes, Paddy, Elkington's TAME lion. He cautions her by telling her that, 'a tame lion is an unnatural lion and whatever is unnatural is untrustworthy'. In this story, we are asked to ponder the question, should a lion be punished for acting like a lion?
Similar books: We're Going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtell;
The Time of the Lion by Caroline Pitcher;
Lion on the Run by Marian Rumsey;
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Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space by Jeannine Atkins
Date read: 8/2/2010