Aesop’s fable of kindness and friendship retold with simple text for intermediate level students (CEF level B1). It’s a hard life being a slave in Ancient Rome. So Androcles escapes to the forest – and comes face to face with a lion. But could the mighty beast and the runaway slave help each other out? English Learner's Editions are part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. They come with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. Also available as an ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).