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A Miracle, A Miracle!

How did Millie feel about the lion at first?
What was Bertie’s plan to get his white lion back to England?
On their return what did Bertie and the vicar disagree about?

"The British Lion Comes Home" roared the newspapers the next day.


For today's activity, I want you to imagine that you are a reporter and you write a newspaper report describing the exciting scenes when the ship docked in Dover. As always, use the evidence from the chapter(pages 107 & 108) to describe what you saw and heard as well as explaining how the lion came to be in England. You might even have spoken to Bertie himself so you could include a quote (using speech marks) within the article.

Before you write, think about:

What is the purpose of a newspaper report?

Who is the audience?