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Courage and Victory


Courage and Victory
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.68

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    hostage, navigate, advisors, military, recruit, treaty, celebration, prevail, response, immediately, victory, ruler, record, army, message, angry
     content words:    Prince Lucian, Hans Broweshen


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Courage and Victory
By Beth Beutler
  

1     Prince Lucian of Tolland was angry. He had a strong desire to correct this injustice. His enemy, the ruler of Capanavia, was holding Tolland citizens hostage on the outskirts of their country. Prince Lucian would have to dedicate all his resources to saving them. The challenge was fierce. There was a huge mountain to climb and a thick jungle to navigate before reaching the place where the hostages were held.
 
2     "The news is not good!" the Prince told his advisors. "However, we can prevail. Call together the military department and let's plan a surprise attack!"
 
3     "Yes, sir!" his subjects responded with enthusiasm.
 
4     At the meeting, the Prince selected ten of his most trusted leaders to develop a plan. They worked for hours until they agreed to the steps they should take. They planned to gather supplies and recruit soldiers within one week. Then, they would set out on their formal effort to rescue the hostages.
 
5     The men went back to their towns and announced the need for warriors. They received a greater response than they ever anticipated. Thousands gathered to help rescue their fellow citizens. By the time they all returned to the capital city, there were 750,000 individuals ready to go.

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