Once upon a time I was in my bedroom. The earlier hours of the night I had been reading my books pondering over how I will succeed in my examination. But, after some time I went to sleep. In the middle of the sleep I was faced with a very strong lion. Imagine I was alone. The lion opened its mouth. When I saw the fur and long claws on its body I started trembling and my body was in a black out situation. Despite the fact that the lion was looking very hungry and tired however, I decided to run away to escape from the lion but my legs had no power to support me. I fall down onto the ground. I tried to crawl. My hands have no power. I tried to scream to ask for help but my voice was very hoarse to be heard.
But I lastly woke up.
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