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because he had once extracted a thorn from its paw, the lion refrained from attacking Androcles in the arena. [Rom. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 33]
relieves lion of thorn in paw and is repaid in arena by lion’s failure to attack him. [Rom. Lit.: Noctes Atticae, Leach, 55]
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