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OBB Level D The Labors of Hector

17 Hector galloped out of town. There was no time to waste. Once he was alone in the desert, Anna appeared for the second time. “I have to find the great white bull of the desert,” Hector said as he looked around for signs of the bull. He could see no tracks or clues. Where was the bull? Anna simply smiled and pointed toward the edge of the desert. She held out a long, thin cord woven from reeds. “Use this cord to catch the bull, but be careful. The bull’s anger gives him much strength.” Thanking Anna with a nod, Hector continued on his quest. As he got closer to the desert’s edge, he could hear the bull snorting and pawing the ground. Hector hoped that both he and the cord would be strong enough to tame the bull. Why does Midas think Hector will fail in these quests? Use details from the text to support your answer.


OBB Level D The Labors of Hector
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