It was an enormous monster, and its great hairy face was dark with blood and streaked with dust
Heracles crouched down a group of bushes fitting an arrow to a string. With all his strength he let fly, and his arm was true. The arrow struck the lion full in the side
In vain did the beast rear up and rend the air with his class then drop back and scraped great furrows in the ground.
Heracles had strangled him by main strength. Heracles was immensely proud of his first achievement. He skinned the lion -no easy task to cut off.
Eurystheus, the coward king, who had hoped to get rid of Heracles and feared that the hero knew it, was so terrified at the fierce lion's head and that great man who carried it that he turned white and trembled before the eyes of all his court.