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The Legend of Nian

In China, long ago, there lived an evil demon. He was called Nian.

Nian had the jaws of a lion. He had the scales of a snake and razor-sharp claws.

All people feared him.

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Once each year, Nian would come down from the mountains and attack the small towns.

The people would hide in the homes as Nian ate their crops and animals.

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One year, an old man walked into one of the towns. He wore a red robe and carried two large sacks. He was looking for a place to rest.

He knocked on all the doors. No one would let him in.

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Finally, he came to one small house. A boy named Fu opened the door.

“If you let me stay,” said the old man, “I will make sure Nian never attacks you again.”

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FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 350
Word Count 449
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