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The Adventures of Kathleen the Great and Mark the Meek 英勇凱薩琳與害羞馬克歷險記

By Jason Cox  /  STAFF WRITER

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.


Finding an apartment 找公寓

"I'd like to move," Mark said to Kathleen one day when they were watching TV. "I think I need a bigger place with a new atmosphere."

"That sounds reasonable," Kathleen replied. "Where do you want to move to?"

"Well, I want a bigger apartment. I feel cramped in here. And I'd like to be next to a night market. Can you help me find a place?"

"No problem! I'll start tomorrow," Kathleen said.

A week later, Kathleen and Mark were going to see a new apartment. They rang the doorbell downstairs.

"Come in, come in!" the raspy voice called through the intercom as the door opened. A dark staircase loomed in front of them.

Mark and Kathleen went up to the second floor. The apartment door creaked open, revealing the landlord in the shadows. "Welcome!" he said.

Mark was feeling nervous. "Relax," Kathleen whispered to Mark. Then, turning to the landlord, she said, "May we come in? Can you turn on another light?"

"Of course." The landlord flipped a lightswitch and the room got bright. Only then did Mark and Kathleen see that the "landlord" was a hungry-looking crocodile. And there were five other crocodiles with forks standing near the oven ...





Today's Words 今日單字

1. atmosphere n.

氣氛 (qi4 fen1)

例: The white walls in the room give it a bland atmosphere. Buy some paintings!


2. raspy adj.

刺耳的 (ci4 er3 de5)

例: The actor on TV with the raspy voice scares me a little.


3. reveal v.t.

洩露 (xie4 lou4)

例: I'm going to reveal a secret to you. But don't tell anyone else!






「當然。」房東按了一個開關,房間就亮了起來,馬克和凱薩琳這時才看見房東是一隻看起來飢腸轆轆的鱷魚,而且烤箱旁邊還站著五隻手裡拿著叉子的鱷魚… (翻譯:鄭湘儀)

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