Apollo and Cassandra
In ancient Greece there were many temples built for Apollo. He was the god of youth, beauty, music and poetry. Besides, Apollo had one very special skill — he could see the future. The Temple in Troy was one of the ___GREATEST___ of all Apollo’s Temples.
One day, having nothing better to do, Apollo came to the temple in Troy. Among other ___WOMEN___ he saw Cassandra, a young and beautiful priestess, who worked at the temple. Apollo ___WAS_IMPRESSED___ by her grace. The minute Apollo saw Cassandra, he ___FELL___ in love. It was love at first sight. Apollo offered her a deal. He would give Cassandra the gift of being able to see the future, if she gave him a kiss. Cassandra agreed.
With a laugh, Apollo gave her the gift, ___DREAMING___ about the reward. Instantly, Cassandra could see the future. She saw Apollo, in the future, helping the Greeks destroy Troy. When Apollo bent his head to gently kiss her, she angrily spat in his face. Apollo got very angry. He ___COULD_NOT___ take away his gift, but he was able to add to it. So, whatever Cassandra said, no one would believe her. That was his second gift.
When Cassandra begged her people in Troy to watch out for the Trojan horse, they ___DID_NOT_BELIEVE___ her. And that was the end of Troy.