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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

Meet Kathleen the mouse and Mark the elephant. Kathleen is very brave and likes adventures, 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 situatuins.

Michael Kearney  /  STAFF WRITER

Flower power


Mark and Kathleen were walking through the flower market one day when Kathleen spotted a beautiful plant.

"Look Mark!" she said. "Let's get that plant and put it on our porch. It'll look great."

Mark agreed. When they were purchasing the plant, the storekeeper said, "Would you also like to buy this special Chinese plant food? Sprinkle a bit of this on your plant to make it grow magically fast."

Kathleen paid for the plant food, too. She and Mark walked back to their house, with Mark carrying the plant on his back.

"Let's hang up the plant on the porch," Kathleen told Mark.

"OK. I can use my trunk to wrap it around the gutter," Mark said.

Mark grabbed the plant. Before he lifted it up, Kathleen sprinkled some of the special Chinese plant food on the plant.

"It's ready to go," Kathleen said.

Mark lifted the plant up. As he was wrapping it around the gutter, the plant began to grow - very quickly. Soon it had tangled his trunk up with the gutter.

"Oh no!" Mark shouted. "What should I do? My trunk is stuck, and the plant won't stop growing!" he cried out …

(Michael Kearney, Staff Writer)













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

Idea 1: The plant kept growing until Kathleen could no longer see Mark. Did she jump in to try to save Mark? What could she do to try to stop the plant from growing? Did she consider cutting the plant with an ax?

想法一: 這盆植物繼續生長,直到凱薩琳都看不到馬克了。凱薩琳會跳進去救馬克嗎?她該怎麼做才能讓這盆植物停止生長呢?她會考慮用一把斧頭砍斷這株植物嗎?

Idea 2: The plant kept growing until Kathleen could no longer see Mark. Was Kathleen scared that she'd get tangled up, too? Did Kathleen try drinking some of the plant food so that she'd get bigger and would be able to fight the plant? If Kathleen drank the plant food, did she turn into a plant?

想法二: 這盆植物持續蜿蜒生長,直到凱薩琳都看不到馬克了。凱薩琳會擔心自己也被纏住嗎?還是她會喝一些肥料讓自己也變大好對抗這株植物?凱薩琳喝了這個植物的肥料的話,她也會變成植物嗎?

Idea 3: The plant kept growing until Kathleen got tangled up in it, too. A giraffe happened to be walking by and saw all the commotion. Did the giraffe start eating the plant? If it did, then did the plant keep growing when it was in the giraffe's stomach? If Mark and Kathleen managed to escape, are they forever afraid of plants?

想法三: 這株植物不斷生長並且將凱薩琳也給纏住了。這時剛好有一隻長頸鹿經過,看到這場騷動。這隻長頸鹿會開始吃這株植物嗎?如果會,這株植物會繼續在他的胃裡生長嗎?假使馬克和凱薩琳成功逃脫,他們會一輩子對植物心生恐懼嗎?

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