A Human Sacrifice

Tum rēx diem certam dīxit et omnia parāvit. Ubi ea diēs vēnit, Andromeda ad lītus dēducta est, et in cōnspectū omnium ad rūpem adligāta est. Omnēs fātum eius dēplōrābant, nec lacrimās tenēbant. At subitō, dum mōnstrum exspectant, Perseus accurrit; et ubi lacrimās vīdit, causam dolōris quaerit. Illī rem tōtam expōnunt et puellam dēmōnstrant. Dum haec geruntur, fremitus terribilis audītur; simul mōnstrum horribilī speciē procul cōnspicitur. Eius cōnspectus timōrem māximum omnibus iniēcit. Mōnstrum māgnā celeritāte ad lītus contendit, iamque ad locum appropinquābat ubi puella stābat.

1. Tum rēx diem certam dīxit et omnia parāvit.

2. Ubi ea diēs vēnit, Andromeda ad lītus dēducta est, et in cōnspectū omnium ad rūpem adligāta est.

3. Omnēs fātum eius dēplōrābant, nec lacrimās tenēbant.

4. At subitō, dum mōnstrum exspectant, Perseus accurrit; et ubi lacrimās vīdit, causam dolōris quaerit.

5. Illī rem tōtam expōnunt et puellam dēmōnstrant.

6. Dum haec geruntur, fremitus terribilis audītur; simul mōnstrum horribilī speciē procul cōnspicitur.

7. Eius cōnspectus timōrem māximum omnibus iniēcit.

8. Mōnstrum māgnā celeritāte ad lītus contendit, iamque ad locum appropinquābat ubi puella stābat.

1.  Then the king appointed a certain day and prepared everything.

2.  When that day came, Andromeda was led down to the shore, and in the sight of everyone she was tied to a cliff.

3.  Everyone deplored her fate and they did not hold back tears.

4.  But suddenly, while they awaited the monster, Perseus ran up; and when he saw the tears, he asked the cause of the grief.

5.  They explained the whole situation and pointed out the girl.

6.  While these things are being done, a terrible roar is heard; at the same time a monster of a horrible appearance is seen in the distance.

7.  The sight of it strikes the greatest fear into everyone.

8.  The monster with great speed rushed to the shore, and already it was approaching to the place where the girl was standing.

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