Hero and Leander
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The Dardanelles is a stretch of seawater that separates the continents of Europe and Asia. In ancient times, this thin, winding sea, which looks something like a broad river,  was called the Hellespont. It’s very deep and about three-quarters of a mile wide at its narrowest point. Do you think it would be safe to attempt to swim across it? Listen to this story, to find out. 


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