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Mark's shrinking snout 馬克的象鼻縮水記

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. 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,朋友都喜歡黏在一起,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...

Mark was walking home one day when he bumped his head on a streetlight.

"I can't go a single day without bumping my head. It's no fun being this tall."

Mark kept walking. Suddenly, a tall man in front of him dropped his briefcase and two bottles of purple liquid tumbled out. Mark rushed over to help the man.

"Thank you, kind sir," the man said. "I'm sure lucky these bottles didn't break."

"What are they?" Mark asked.

"They contain a special potion that can make anything smaller."

"I wouldn't mind being smaller."

"For a kind creature who's willing to help me in time of need, I can offer a special discount. One bottle for $500."

Mark decided to purchase a bottle. He gulped down the potion and began walking home. On the way, he looked at his reflection in a store window. He was the same size, but his trunk had shrunk! He ran home.

"Your trunk!" Kathleen shouted when she saw him. "Come with me. In the middle of Scarlet Forest lives a wizard named Glyn. He can help you."

They walked to the wizard's hut and knocked on his door. A tall man came out and Mark began to shiver. It was the man who had sold him the potion…(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)














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1. b 2. c

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