At the start of the day they awoke, and when they came to the place, theinnkeeper's servant found them and bid them good morning. Simon, who wasa true knight, made the innkeeper tell him how he had caught them,and Simon let the innkeeper have a taste of what they had us,one after another. He had seen in his hospital the kind of men theywere, so he knew they were not knights at all. Simon thanked him kindlyfor his hospitality and they rode on toward Camelot. They soon came toa little town where they caught a wild goose. It was his first stop,and he had not seen a goose since they left. He killed it and brokenthe meat and gave it to the poor. They rode on a little farther towardCamelot, where they found the river that ran by the castle, and therethe knights stopped for the night.
Androclus fell down on his knees and threw his arms around theneck of the lion. The surprised people asked for an explanation.Androclus told them how he had helped the lion when he was hurt,and how they had lived together in the cave. The people thencommanded that Androclus be set free and ordered that the lion begiven to him. After that Androclus was a freeman and was often seenwalking on the streets of Rome followed by his lion which lookedlike a huge dog. 7211a4ac4a