The Wooden Horse

The Wooden Horse
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  • Once there was a beautiful woman named Helen. She was the princess of the Greeks. Helen was married to Menelaus, a warrior of Sparta. There was also a man called Paris. He was the prince of Troy. He was also the most handsome man. Paris and Helen fell deeply in love. They decided to run away together.
  • Menelaus got very mad and started a war with the Trojans (the people of Troy). This war lasted for ten years. 
  • The Greeks decided to build a large wooden horse, that towered 8 feet high. They left 5 brave Greek soldiers inside and left it at the entrance to the city of Troy. The rest of the Greek army sailed away to another island and waited. The Trojans decided to bring the horse into the walls of the city, unaware of the threat inside.
  • In the middle of the night, the Greek soldiers snuck out of the horse and knocked out the guards who were positioned at the gate. The Greeks who had sailed  away turned their ships around and headed back to Troy. The 5 Greek soldiers opened the gates and the army flooded in.
  • The Greeks and the Trojans battled hard into the night. Many people died in that fight for the princess. Soon, the Greeks overpowered the Trojans. They victoriously paraded through the city streets.
  • The Greeks captured Helen and took her back to Sparta. 
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