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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.

見見老鼠凱薩琳和大象馬克。凱薩琳非常勇敢又喜歡冒險,但馬克的個性十分害羞,對許多事情都感到害怕。不過,朋友都喜歡黏在一塊兒,所以凱薩琳走到哪兒,馬克就會跟到哪兒。有時候,他們也會碰上非常棘手的情況...

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 …

馬克和凱薩琳正走向海灘,馬克撞上了一座梯子。一罐粉紅色的油漆從梯子上掉了下來,剛好掉落在馬克身上。

「喔∼不!」馬克大叫著。「現在我必須要回家洗澡。」

「不用擔心。」凱薩琳說。「你可以在海灘沖洗就好了。」

凱薩琳拍拍馬克的背,安慰他。兩個人繼續走著,此時馬克發現路上的人好像用異樣的眼光看著他。他開始感到不舒服。

「為什麼大家都離我遠遠的?」馬克問凱薩琳。

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?


「我不確定。也許他們不習慣看到粉紅色的大象吧。」

幾分鐘過後,他們到了海灘。馬克走去沖洗的地方,他經過了一個警察,這個警察正在逮捕一個流浪漢。 

「好奇特的景象!」流浪漢說。「警官,你有看到嗎?」

「沒有阿,我什麼也沒看到,你可以走了,我要回家休息了。」

馬克覺得更不自在了。最後,他終於走到了沖洗的地方,把水打開。

「該死!」馬克大叫。「這油漆洗不掉!」

當馬克走回凱薩琳那邊,他察覺到一些不對勁。警察正在逮捕凱薩琳...

(翻譯:楊鴻泰)

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