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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 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.


Stink mail 臭酸郵件

One day Kathleen plopped down on the couch and turned on the TV. She had just gotten a job as a mail separator at a large company downtown and was happy to finally be able to rest after a long day at work.

The news was on and a special report came on titled, “Something stinks.”

“This just in,” the news anchor said. “A herd of cows unhappy about poor working conditions has been sending cartons of milk to companies around the city. The milk is going bad on route and is causing some stinky problems for unsuspecting recipients.”

“Oh my gosh! What if a milk bomb was sent to one of the bosses at my new company?” Kathleen thought.

She jumped in her car and drove back downtown. It was past six when Kathleen got to the office. Most people had already gone home.

Kathleen started gathering all the boxes she had placed in people’s offices. She sniffed each one, opening any that smelled funny.

When Kathleen got to one box that smelled particularly rancid, she opened it carefully and began to inspect its contents. Just then a man walked in.

“What are you doing with my kimchi!” he shouted…











1. plop v.i./v.t.

重重地落下 (zhong4 zhong4 de5 luo4 xia4)

例: Travis plopped down in his seat and fell asleep.


2. unsuspecting adj.

沒意料到的 (mei2 yi4 liao4 dao4 de5)

例: The unsuspecting man got hit in the face as he left the restaurant.


3. sniff v.i./v.t.

嗅 (xiu4)

例: The dog sniffed the meatloaf and then decided to walk away.


4. rancid adj.

腐臭的 (fu3 chou4 de5)

例: The kitchen was rancid for a week after she dumped the fish down the drain.


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