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 6 of 7

今日故事摘要

鬣蜥蜴來到犀牛堡內,走道裡空無一人,因為犀牛們都在慶功宴上。鬣蜥蜴嗅著夥伴的氣味一路追尋,終於來到一道石門口,還不知該怎麼進去時,正巧有兩隻犀牛從裡邊推門走出,這一來真是把鬣蜥蜴壓得像紙一樣薄了。鬣蜥蜴從關起的門下爬了進去,階梯下方是座監牢,彩虹動物們都關在裡面。大夥看到鬣蜥蜴來救他們,精神為之一振。鬣蜥蜴拿到牆上掛著的鑰匙;此時外邊卻傳來腳步聲和犀牛的叫聲:午餐囉!大家都僵住了,獅子叫鬣蜥蜴趕緊躲進牢內。

He entered the castle and followed the smell of his friends down one hallway after another. The hallways were deserted; everyone was at the banquet. He could hear laughter and the clinking of glasses coming from far away.

The iguana inched down a spiraling staircase and came to a heavy stone door. It was too heavy for him to move. “Don’t worry,” he said to himself. “You’ll think of something.”

“Ouch! Yikes! Yow!” he cried. For the door had flown open, flattening him even more. Now he was as flat as paper.

Two rhinos stepped out. “Did you hear something?” asked one.

“No,” mumbled the frightened iguana.

“It must be the wind,” said the other. “Let’s go eat!”

The door closed with a thud and the rhinos stomped up the staircase.

The iguana discovered that by now he could easily slide under the door. He found himself inside a dimly lit room and gasped.

The far wall was sculpted into the shape of a gigantic rhino head. Flames burned from its eyes. Its mouth was as large as a house and covered by closely set bars. It was the rhino prison.

All the Rainbow Animals were crammed inside, and all were looking extremely grumpy. They brightened up when they saw their new visitor.

“Everyone, look!” yelled the armadillo when he saw the iguana. “The iguana has come to save us all!”

“Be quiet!” said the dog. “He might get caught!”

The iguana found the keys hanging on a wall and snatched them. Then there came the sound of footsteps. All the animals froze.

“Lunchtime!” hollered a rhino from the passageway.

“Quick!” said the lion. “Crawl in before he sees you!”