A Gladiator’s Dilemma
Published by Oliver Ma at Smashwords
Eric Aldon couldn’t wait to go on to the big ship docked in
Carthage. Not only was it big, it was a war ship. Though he could
hardly see the hard bronze ram at the end,he admired it. Joining
the army was all he could think of.
Hector, beside him, was jumping up and down, obviously
with the same feeling as Eric.
Eric had dreamed of joining the army all his life. His dad had
fought the Romans. Though Carthage lost the war, his once thin
daddy came home, muscular, rich, and full of honor. Now a young
of 18, black haired man, Eric was strong for his age. He was fair
and nearly everyone liked him. He had colored light skin and a
credit to his father. To think of it, he might be a war hero and came
home rich too.
Afriend led a whole band up the hill toward him. It was Zing,
Eric’s childhood friend and companion. Zing was going to join the
He shared many good feelings with Zing. They were like head
and body that couldn’t be separated.