She lay among her young animals. She kept them safe among the males.
He caught animals for food and he tore them into pieces.
He also ate men.
So they dug a hole and they caught him in it.
They pulled him out and they took him to Egypt.
So she took another of her sons and she made him big and strong.
And he killed and ate men.
All the people in the country were afraid. The noise that he made frightened them.
They dug a hole and they made him run into it.
They caught him and they put him in a box.
There they put him in prison.
The people on the hills of Israel could not hear his voice any longer.
It was very tall and it had many branches.
The east wind dried it up and its leaves died.
They took its fruit.
Its strong branches dried and they burnt them in a fire.
Now it has no big branches that men can make into a special stick.
That stick is for the king.
This is a sad story for people to sing.” ’