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.
"Mark goes away" 馬克不在家
"Mark!" Kathleen yelled as she knocked on Mark's bedroom door. "Wake up! It's time to start your day!" Kathleen knocked and knocked, but there was no answer.
"That's strange," Kathleen thought to herself. "I wonder where he could be?" She looked in every room and behind the dresser, but no matter where she looked, she couldn't find him. Finally, she found a note next to the kitchen sink. It said:
I've gone to visit my family. I'll be back in two days. I hope you will be OK. --Mark
"OK? Of course I'll be OK!" Kathleen said after she read the note. "This will be great!" she continued, talking out loud. "There are so many things I have been wanting to do that Mark is too scared to do. Now that he's not here, I can finally do them all."
Kathleen sat down on the couch and thought about all the things she had wanted to do and all the places she had wanted to go, but none of them sounded like much fun without Mark.
Suddenly her stomach rumbled. She walked over to the refrigerator and opened the door, but there was nothing inside. Kathleen's eyes filled up with tears. "I miss Mark!!" she cried. (Kayleen Hartman, Staff writer)
1. knock v.i./v.t.
I thought I heard someone knocking, but when I went to the front door, there was no one there.
2. out loud adv. phr.
說出口 (shuo1 chu1 kuo3)
If you're thinking something mean about someone, it's not polite to say it out loud.
3. rumble v.i.
隆隆作聲 (long2 long2 zuo4 sheng1)
Sally saw dark clouds in the sky and heard thunder rumbling far away.