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Golden Nemesis, Part 1

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Golden Nemesis, Part 1
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.53

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    colonnade, gryphlet, presentation, customary, historical, innocence, dishonor, darken, lies, ordinary, tunic, possibly, announcement, kingdom, daily, present
     content words:    King Kyros


Golden Nemesis, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Arion stood by the colonnade of pillars on the east side of his family's home. It had been a morning just like this five years ago when his parents had escorted him to the temple mount. He remembered the details like it was yesterday. The king's gryphons had produced an egg, and it had finally hatched. It was customary for the son of a noble house to raise the creature.
 
2     "Creature," thought Arion, "the word doesn't come close to describing what it is." Most people would never truly appreciate a gryphon's nature, and under ordinary circumstances, he wouldn't have either.
 
3     After the announcement that the egg had been laid, dishonor had threatened to darken the name of Arion's family. Jahi, his father, once a favored advisor to King Kyros, lived under a shadow. Rumors abounded that he had entertained spies to the kingdom. There were no witnesses or proof, but everywhere, whispers were muttered about his good name.
 
4     No formal charges were made, but Jahi's reputation suffered. Daily he went to the palace gates, always ready to serve, but Kyros never called for him.

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