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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. en turned their backs and all ran 74 Men of Old Greece toward the wall. When the Persians sawthem running away, they shouted andclapped their heels to their horses and rodeafter them. They laughed and waved theirswords and forgot to be careful. That waswhat Leonidas wanted. At last he gaveanother signal, and the Greeks turned in aflash and marched back against the Persiansand cut them down and made them flee tocamp. That was near night. Then the Greeksbuilt fires before the walls and cooked theirsuppers and ate. Every man slept in hisarmor that night, with

. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. en turned their backs and all ran 74 Men of Old Greece toward the wall. When the Persians sawthem running away, they shouted andclapped their heels to their horses and rodeafter them. They laughed and waved theirswords and forgot to be careful. That waswhat Leonidas wanted. At last he gaveanother signal, and the Greeks turned in aflash and marched back against the Persiansand cut them down and made them flee tocamp. That was near night. Then the Greeksbuilt fires before the walls and cooked theirsuppers and ate. Every man slept in hisarmor that night, with Stock Photo
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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. en turned their backs and all ran 74 Men of Old Greece toward the wall. When the Persians sawthem running away, they shouted andclapped their heels to their horses and rodeafter them. They laughed and waved theirswords and forgot to be careful. That waswhat Leonidas wanted. At last he gaveanother signal, and the Greeks turned in aflash and marched back against the Persiansand cut them down and made them flee tocamp. That was near night. Then the Greeksbuilt fires before the walls and cooked theirsuppers and ate. Every man slept in hisarmor that night, with his spear by his hand. All the next day there was fighting, butthe Greeks stood their ground, and the Per-sians ran away. Before supper that night, Leonidas said:6 Let us sacrifice to the gods for our goodbattle. So they put meat and wine into the firethat burned on a sod altar. As the smoke Leonidas 75 went up, Leonidas raised his hands andcried: O great Zeus, and Ares, father of battles,and Athene of the bright shield, and all the. ARES DESCENDING TO BATTLE gods who have fought with Greece to-day,receive our thanks! Then all the soldiers standing aboutraised a great song of thanksgiving. Afterthat, Leonidas said to a man near him: Megistias, you are wise in reading the 76 Men of Old Greece signs of what will happen. Come and lookat the sacrifice and tell us of to-morrow. Then Megistias came and studied thefire. He noticed the color of the flame andthe direction of the smoke and many otherthings. Then he stepped upon a pile of sod.There was no joy in his face. He raised hishands over the camp. O ye Spartans and other Greeks, thegods send you the good luck of dying in bat-tle! To-morrow your wives will be widows,your sons orphans. We shall lie here dead,and the Persians will march past us toGreece. Leonidas leaped upon the sod.Then they will meet our brothers, morebrave and of better luck. It is no meanthing to die here for Sparta and for Greece.Let us make ready for a noble de

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