Meet Kathleen the mouse and Mark the elephant. Kathleen is very brave and likes adventure, but Mark is very shy and scared of many things. But friends stay together, so Mark follows Kathleen wherever she goes. Sometimes they get into some very sticky situations.
"Someone else's party" 他人的派對
One night, right as it was starting to get dark outside, Kathleen and Mark were walking along the street. They noticed many people walking in and out of a building. The lights were on, there was music coming from inside and the people were all dressed up in fancy clothes.
"Ooh!" said Kathleen with excitement in her eyes. "A party!"
"Yes," said Mark. "I'm sure those people are enjoying THEIR party."
"Let's go inside and look around!" Kathleen said, turning to Mark.
"No way! Are you crazy? We don't know anyone in there."
"Well ... let's just get a little closer and see what they have to eat, OK?" Kathleen answered.
"Well, if it's just to look, I guess that's OK."
Among all the people talking to each other and drinking soda from fancy-looking glasses, there were tables piled high with every kind of food imaginable. There were cookies, cakes, fruit, chips and all kinds of snacks. One thing in particular caught Kathleen's eye. "Oh, look: cheese!" she whispered loudly to Mark. "Maybe I could just get a taste," she said, moving closer to the door.
"Kathleen! You don't even have an invitation!" Mark yelled, but it was too late. Kathleen had snuck in and was running in between the fancy shoes of the party guests toward the tables of food. (Kayleen Hartman, Staff Writer)
1. dress up v.phr.
盛裝打扮 (sheng4 zhuang1 da3 ban4)
You're just going to school; you don't need to dress up.
2. invitation n.
邀請 (yao1 qing3)
Brent gave all of his friends invitations to his birthday party.
3. sneak v.i.
偷偷摸摸地移動 (tou1 tou1 mo1 mo1 di5 yi2 dong4)
We're not allowed to eat in class, but sometimes Kip sneaks in a little bit of candy.