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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.


Let sleeping dogs lie 半夜驚魂記

Mark and Kathleen decided to go for a walk one night along the river. It was very dark that night because clouds blocked both the moon and the stars.

"Do you think we should be walking this late at night?" Mark asked.

"Why not? Nobody dares to mess with you because you're so big."

Kathleen was right to say that Mark was big. But he wasn't brave .

As they walked along they heard noises.

"What was that?" Mark asked.

"Those were just frogs. Stop being afraid of everything!" Kathleen shouted.

Mark looked at her sadly, and Kathleen felt sorry. She had told Mark many times that he shouldn't be cowardly ; it was useless to bring it up again. She agreed to head back to the car.

They were almost there when they saw a pack of dogs lying asleep on the path.

"Let's turn around and go back the long way. It's best to let sleeping dogs lie ," Mark said.

"No way," Kathleen replied. "We'll be fine if we just walk very quietly."

The two friends began tiptoeing their way through the pack of dogs. They were almost through when one of the dogs woke up, looked at Mark and began barking. Soon all the dogs were awake and had surrounded Mark and Kathleen …(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)














1. Kathleen says that Mark is …

a. brave. b. large.

c. useless. d. annoying.

2. Why did Mark want to turn around?

a. He wanted to avoid the dogs.

b. He wanted to get back to the car quickly.

c. He had forgotten something.

d. He thought they were lost.

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