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OBB Level D The Labors of Hector

19 Hector started back toward town, carrying the bull and leading his horse. Suddenly, they were blinded by a fierce, raging sand storm. Hector quickly untied the bull and used the cord to tie all three of them to a huge cactus. The wind whipped hard. Tumbleweeds and plants flew by them. Hector hoped the cord would hold them in place. The wind began to pull the cactus out of the ground, but the bull held steady with his hooves dug deep into the desert sand. After a while, the storm died down. The white bull was now brown, all covered with sand. Hector untied the cord and looked directly at the bull. “Will you come with me into town?” Hector asked. The bull pawed the ground. “I promise you will be safe,” said Hector. ”You have helped us and now we will help you.” The bull looked right at Hector. With a look of trust, the bull began to walk toward town. Herculean refers to the Greekmyth hero, Hercules, who had superhuman strength and completed impossible tasks. Why do Hector’s successes with completing these tasks seem “Herculean”?


OBB Level D The Labors of Hector
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