兒童故事篇: 彩虹國度

七集循環連載兒童故事,每日一集,每週日開始播第一集。

Part 5 of 7

今日故事摘要

獅子一聲令下:攻啊!臭鼬們高舉著尾巴、勇敢地衝下石坡,可是其他彩虹動物們卻都忙著用手擋著鼻子以免被臭鼬們的臭屁薰昏。終於,大家都下了山坡和犀牛群作戰。彩虹動物們到底打不過犀牛群,除了嚇破了膽、躲在石頭底下的鬣蜥蜴之外,通通被抓進了犀牛堡內、關進地牢。犀牛們準備著盛大的慶功宴,回堡吊橋慢慢升起。鬣蜥蜴心想自己這麼膽小,人生又有什麼趣味?牠快步爬向吊橋,眼看吊橋升起一半,絕望了!沒想到吊橋出了毛病,轟隆一聲掉下來,把個鬣蜥蜴壓成跟隻小蟲一樣地薄。

“They’ll just follow us to our homes if we ran,” the dog agreed.

The iguana was busy eyeing all the rhino feet and did not reply.

The lion opened its jaws wide. “Charge!” he roared.

He blinked.

Everyone was holding back. That is, everyone but the skunks. The brave creatures raced down the hill with their tails raised and shot straight into the rhino camp. Before the rhinos could collect their wits, they were choking in a most unwelcome and disgusting smell.

A skunk turned around and looked up the hill. All the animals were staring back with their paws covering their noses.

“A little help, please?” she asked exasperatedly.

The rest charged down the hill. The Rainbow Animals fought bravely, but by now it was sheer pandemonium. More and more rhino reinforcements rushed into battle, swarming like angry ants. There must have been a thousand of them. The tide soon turned.

Frightened, the iguana hid under a rock. The rest of the Rainbow Animals were hauled away and thrown into the rhinos’ dungeon.

“Ha ha ha, to think the Rainbow Animals came to us!” hooted the rhino chief. “The fools!”

The rhinos trooped back into their castle to celebrate with a gigantic feast. The drawbridge began to rise.

The iguana peeked out from under his rock and said to himself, “Who cares if I get trampled on? Why, if I was so scared, I might as well have not been born at all.”

He summoned his courage and ran as fast as his little legs could carry him toward the castle. As he got to the moat, the iguana lost hope. The drawbridge was now more than halfway up. He couldn’t jump that high. Just then, there was the sound of something breaking. Down, down, down the drawbridge fell! It landed right on top of the iguana. Now he was as flat as a bug.

“I knew it would happen,” the iguana muttered.