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A Lion's Affection

From the October 1886 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Youth's Companion


Gerard , the great lion-hunter, captured a whelp in the mountains of Jebel-Meziour (Algiers), and named it "Hubert,' and brought it up as he would bring up a dog from puppyhood, until the child of the "king of the desert" regarded him with a dog's affection, and followed him everywhere. After some time, his huge pet becoming too dangerous to go at large, Gerard made a present of the animal to his friend the Duc d' Aumale; and Hubert traveled to Paris in a big cage, bemoaning his separation from his old master.