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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 Michael Kearney  /  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.


Seeing pink elephants 看見粉紅象

Mark and Kathleen were walking to the beach when Mark bumped into a ladder. A can of pink paint fell off the ladder and landed on Mark.

"Oh no!" Mark cried. "Now I have to go home and shower."

"Don't worry about it," Kathleen said. "You can just wash off at the beach."

Kathleen petted Mark's back to make him feel better. As the two continued walking to the beach, Mark noticed that people were looking at him funny. He began to feel uncomfortable.

"How come people are walking away from me?" Mark asked Kathleen.

"I'm not sure. Maybe they're not used to seeing pink elephants."

A few minutes later they got to the beach. Mark walked to the showers to clean up when he passed by a cop who was arresting a bum.

"What an unusual view," the bum said. "Do you see that, officer?"

"No, I don't see anything. You can run along. I'm going to go home and rest."

Mark felt even more uncomfortable. He finally made it to the shower and turned on the water.

"Drats!" Mark shouted. "The paint won't come off."

Mark started to walk back over to Kathleen when he noticed trouble. The policeman was arresting Kathleen …






Finish it 故事接龍

Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:

Idea 1: The policeman thinks that Kathleen has been painting pink elephants. Does Mark go over and help Kathleen? What does the policeman do when he sees Mark again? Do they both end up in jail?

想法一: 警察認為凱薩琳一直在漆粉紅象。馬克會過去幫忙凱薩琳嗎?警察再一次看到馬克,他會怎麼做?他們會坐牢嗎?

Idea 2: The policeman thinks that Kathleen is trying to trick him. Why is the policeman so upset about a pink elephant? What does the bum think? Does Mark try to clear matters up?

想法二: 警察認為凱薩琳要戲弄他。為什麼警察對粉紅色大象這麼不高興?流浪漢在想什麼?馬克會把事情查個水落石出嗎?

Idea 3: The policeman thinks that Mark and Kathleen are trying to scare people and takes them both to the police station. Do they have to spend time in jail? Does anybody help them? Does Mark ever manage to get the pink paint off?

想法三: 警察認為馬克和凱薩琳想要把人們嚇跑並且把他們都帶回警察局。他們必須坐牢嗎?有人會幫他們嗎?馬克會設法把粉紅漆洗掉嗎?









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