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ն, 192 յ -و۔ rolleled danger; my wife was, sitting in the ുs. Snear the door, the children wereplaying about ther, I was without, near the shouse, *usied in doing something to a waggon, when suddenly, though it was mid-day, an enormous lion appeared, came up, and laid himself quietly down in the shade upon the verythreshold of the door. My wife, either frozen with fear, or aware. of the greater danger attending any attempt to sly, remained motionless in her place, while the children took refuge in her lap. The cry they uttered attracted my attention, and I hastened to*ards the door but my astonishment may be well conceived, though I cannot describe it, when I found the entrance thus obstructed. Although, the animal had not seen me, unarmed as I was, escape appeared impossible, set I glided gently to the side of the house, up to the window of my chamber, where my loaded gun was standing. By a happy chance