Secondhand lions and the secret lion

In a series of flashbacks, Garth tells Walter the story of their African past, during which Hub fell in love with an Arab princess promised to a powerful Sheik.

He had recognized the names as the two Americans in tales told to him in his youth by his grandfather, "a very wealthy sheik". Hub then returned to the French Foreign Legionuntil he retired with Garth to their farm, where they are resignedly waiting to die.

Late one evening, Walter trails Garth and discovers they have a room filled with money underneath the barn. Just plant us in the damn garden, with the stupid lion. While Hub and Garth are delighted to see him back, Walter insists there have to be changes: Despite living on a ramshackle Texan farm, they are said to have a secret fortune and are made the target of every traveling salesman.

Then they order a lion for an animal target and end up with an aging, tame lioness, which they turn over to Walter as a pet. Walter asks Hub for confirmation, since his mother always lies to him.

Walter is given a room in the attic and is not welcomed at first, until they realize he annoys other gold-digging relatives who visit with their children.

Secondhand Lions

His uncles must involve themselves in his education and live carefully, as he wants them to die of old age. They, in turn, sit on their porch with shotguns, the salesmen their targets. Later, it is released by accident and takes to the cornfield, which becomes her new "jungle" home. When Walter chooses to believe in his uncles instead, Stan pins Walter down and begins beating him.

While loading pound bags of Lion Chow, Hub passes out and is taken to the hospital. The next day, Walter leaves with his mother. Sensing that he is in danger, the lioness emerges from the cornfield and mauls Stan.

Packets of seeds to plant a vegetable garden turn out all to be corn. When Walter asks to hear more from Hub, his uncle reveals that Jasmine died in childbirth.

For his part, Walter persuades his uncles to try spending some of their money, generally with disastrous results.Secondhand Lion & The Secret Lion Identify one flat character and one round character from either short story or the film.

Explain why you believe your choices fits the criteria for these two types of characters. Secondhand Lions (DVD) (WS/FS) Over one unpredictable Central Texas summer in the early s, everything in the lives of a family of strangers is about to change forever /5(K). Secondhand Lions is a American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim they are said to have a secret fortune and are made the target of every traveling salesman.

Then they order a lion for an animal target and end up with an aging, tame lioness, which they turn over to Walter as a pet. Later, it is released by accident and. Secondhand Lions. K likes. Secondhand Lions is a American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies.

It tells the story of an. “The Secret Lion” Author Alberto Álvaro Ríos tells this wonderfully conversational coming of age tale that is somewhat autobiographical.

Ríos is an educator and an author, too, and still actively involved in the academic community. Sep 19,  · Watch video · Later,Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret. And rumors say that Hub & Garth, Walter's great uncles, have stolen much gold & money.

“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

(some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not? Right on it's heels, we get SECONDHAND LIONS. I've been a Robert Duval fan for a LONG /10(K).

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