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How the Dog got its Bark

A myth submitted to the site by Jonah Speight

USA, USA

Long ago and far away, King Minos built the labyrinth and put the minotaur in it. King minos always made 7 men and 7 woman to go inside the labyrinth every year for the minotaur to eat. Theseus asked his dad if he could go into the labyrinth.

King Minos was excited about this years load. 7 men ( one was Theseus ) and 7 women went onto a boat and saild to where King Minos was. Theseus was the first one to go into the labyrinth. Theseus was wandering around in the labyrinth and than he saw the minotaur, but the minotaur didn't see him. Quietly, Theseus snuck up on the minotaur, jumped on his back and snapped his neck. Theseus drug the minotaur's body out of the labyrinth.

Theseus's dog, Billy , saw the minotaur's body and let out a big yelp. Nobody knew what that was, because dogs didn't make a sound back then, so everybody tried to call it something, except Theseus who tried to quiet everyone down. He suggested that they call it a "bark". Everybody agreed, except King Minos who wanted to call it a dog sound. That didn't make sense to anyone, so they stuck with bark. Billy kept barking at the minotaur's body, so now dogs bark at anything they don't like ( example: strangers ). That is how the dog got its bark!

By Jonah Speight
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Name: JLT X2 23rd April 2013
we liked when the dog started baking and cept on barking and example strangers.

we dident like long ago and far away.
Name: Stevie 23rd April 2013
I dont understand the last paragraph because its confusing.
But I liked the start paragraph and the openers you used.
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