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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.


Mark to the rescue 馬克救援任務

It was a sunny day and Mark and Kathleen were spending the afternoon playing chess. Suddenly there was a loud knock at the door. “I wonder who that could be?” Mark said to himself. He opened the door and found himself standing face to face with Mayor Rumkips.

“Somebody has stolen the keys to all the fire hydrants in the city, so there’s no way of putting out fires. Kathleen, I want you to search for the keys. Mark, I want you to use your trunk to put out the fires,” said the mayor. “Certainly, sir. We’re happy to help!” said Kathleen cheerfully. “Great, there’s a fire truck waiting outside. Here’s the key,” said the mayor.

Mark put on his uniform, grabbed an ax and fire extinguisher, then got in the fire truck. He had been driving around for about an hour when the radio crackled to life. “Emergency, emergency! There are reports of a fire at Pizza Palace on the high street. Can anybody attend?” said the operator’s voice. “I’m on my way,” said Mark, as he switched on his siren and sped toward the scene.

The first thing he saw when he arrived on the scene was smoke billowing out of the building. Luigi, the head chef, was trapped on the third floor and was waving from the window. A vendor was selling lemonade to the crowd that had gathered to watch the excitement. Mark immediately knew what to do. He ran to the lemonade stand and sucked up all the lemonade. There was so much it took him almost five minutes to get it all. Then he pointed his trunk at Pizza Palace and began to spray it with lemonade. Before long the fire was out, and Luigi came out, dripping with lemonade. Just then, Kathleen arrived. “Mark! I know who stole the keys to the hydrants. You won’t believe it…”(JOHN PHILLIPS, STAFF WRITER)


Write your own ending to the story!


Idea 1: Luigi stole the keys to the fire hydrant. Why did he steal them? How did Kathleen figure out he’d taken them?

想法一: 是路易基偷了消防栓的鑰匙。他為什麼這樣做?凱薩琳是怎麼發現他就是偷鑰匙的人?

Idea 2: Mayor Rumkips stole the keys. Was he trying to get Mark and Kathleen in trouble? Why did he want to do that?

想法二: 朗吉市長是偷走鑰匙的人。他是要找馬克和凱薩琳麻煩嗎?他為什麼要這樣做?

Idea 3: The lemonade vendor stole the keys. Why did he do it? What will happen to him now?

想法三: 偷鑰匙的是賣檸檬汁的小販。他為什麼這樣做?他會有什麼下場?





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