Tumbleweeds blew across the sandy ground as Hector rode on. When Hector reached the base of the mountains, he followed a worn trail into the woods until it split into two paths going in opposite directions. His horse snorted anxiously to keep moving. Hector slid off his horse and scanned the two paths. There were no signs of a bear. As Hector climbed back on his horse, a woman stepped out from behind a tree. She had long dark hair and wore a beautiful beaded, buckskin dress. “I am Anna,” she said in a calm, soft voice. “I have been sent by the forces of good to guide you on your labors.” Slowly she raised her hand and pointed to the path on the right. “Follow that path and you will find the grizzly. Beware, the bear is hungry after the long winter. Take these, and remember to use your brain, not your brawn.” Anna handed Hector a package of raw meat and a shovel. With a tip of his hat, Hector thanked Anna and continued on his quest. 12 Meet Sacagawea Sacagawea was a Shoshone Native American woman. She helped guide Lewis and Clark when they explored the West in 1804. Some people consider Sacagawea a heroine for her excellent guidance.
OBB Level D The Labors of Hector
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