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 3 of 7

今日故事摘要

在彩虹動物們開會的時候,犀牛王也正在犀牛堡內和牠的副官們圍著一張石桌開會。犀牛王拍著桌子說應該要儘快地征服彩虹國度、以求一勞永逸,副官們都同意。一群犀牛走到堡外去製造各式各樣的武器,卻不知附近坡上正有兩對眼睛在偷看呢!兩隻松鼠斥候在天黑前趕著回到彩虹國度報告情形;長頸鹿問:大家真能和這樣的強敵打仗嗎?貘貘說牠早就講過大夥需要搬家,老鷹說每人應該盡己之力作戰,猴子在旁附和著。

“...To get trampled on,” finished the iguana.

The animals groaned.

“Make ready to move out,” said the lion.

While the Rainbow Animals were holding their meeting, the rhinos were also busy making plans. The rhino chief and his lieutenants were gathered around a stone table in their castle.

“We should conquer Rainbow Country and be done with it!” thundered the chief, slamming the table for emphasis.

“When?” asked another rhino.

“The sooner the better!”

“We should make weapons,” said the other rhino. “Heh heh, the Rainbow Animals are sure in for a surprise!”

They trooped outside and got to work making swords, cannons, cannonballs, shields, bows, and arrows. And if they looked very closely, they might have noticed two pairs of eyes at the top of a hill nearby peering down at all the commotion.

“It looks like they’re getting ready to attack soon,” whispered the first squirrel (whose name was Whisk).

The second squirrel (whose name was Flight) nodded.

The scouts turned and hurried back to Rainbow Country. When they arrived near dusk, all the animals gathered around to listen.

“Can we really fight against such a force?” asked a giraffe.

“I told you we had to move,” said the tapir.

“We have to fight the best we can,” said the eagle.

“Hear, hear!” said a monkey.