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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.


An elephant in love


Mark and Kathleen were at the beach on their annual vacation. As usual, they were having a great time building sandcastles and burying each other in the sand. Mark had gone to the hot dog stand to buy some hot dogs, but when he returned 10 minutes later he had some news for Kathleen. “I’ve fallen in love at the hot dog stand. Her name’s Fiona. She’s a squirrel.” Kathleen was shocked. None of her friends had fallen in love before, especially not with a squirrel.

Mark was determined to impress Fiona. He wanted to show her that he was strong and brave, so he headed to the swimming pool and climbed to the highest diving board. As he stood on the edge looking down, he felt terrified. He could just about see Fiona down below. He closed his eyes and fell into the water, causing a huge splash. When he got out he ran over to Fiona. “What did you think of that?” he said cheerfully. “Sorry, I missed it. I fell asleep on the sun lounger,” said Fiona.

Mark was disappointed, but not deterred. He decided to impress her by doing some jet skiing, so he hired a jet ski and got in the water. The waves were high, but Mark showed great skill twisting and turning in the ocean. A huge crowd gathered on the shore to watch the elephant on the water. An hour later he returned to the beach where Fiona was sitting. “What did you think of that,” he said. “I’m sorry. I had to make a phone call. I didn’t see it,” said Fiona.

This time Mark was very sad. He sat on the shore with his trunk in the water and stared at his reflection. He was thinking about Fiona and about how unfair everything was, when suddenly he heard somebody shouting in the water. “Help, help,” said the voice…


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

Idea 1: Fiona is in the water and she can’t swim! Mark saves her and takes her to the shore. Is she impressed? What does Kathleen think?

想法一: 喊救命的人正是費歐娜,她不會游泳!馬克把她救上岸。她有感動嗎?凱薩琳覺得如何?

Idea 2: A child is drowning and Mark saves him! Does Mark get a reward? Does Fiona notice?

想法二: 一個小孩差點淹死,結果馬克救了他!馬克會得到獎賞嗎?費歐娜會看到嗎?

Idea 3: Fiona can’t swim and Mark tries to save her, but then he gets in trouble. Does Kathleen save them both? What does Fiona think about that?

想法三: 費歐娜不會游泳,馬克想救她,但他也自身難保。凱薩琳會跳下去救他們兩人嗎?費歐娜有什麼感覺?







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