The Camel's Shadow

Atlas was an explorer who went on many great adventures around the world.

He swam with sharks near Australia. Climbed mountains in the Himalayas. He even hiked in the Amazon Rainforest.

Now he wanted to travel across the giant Namib Desert in Africa.


But Atlas needed help. So he hired a guide with a camel. The camel would carry all of their important supplies.

The two men purchased water and loaves of bread at the village market. They packed matches and wood to make fires at night.

Soon they began their trip.


On the first day, they traveled along the foggy Skeleton Coast.

There they saw something amazing—a scene few people see in their lifetime. The beach was littered with old, rusty shipwrecks. The vessels had been battered and sunk by the rough seas off the coast.


FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 640
Word Count 454

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