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 2 of 7

今日故事摘要

貘貘的主意是要大夥兒搬家,可是豬隻抗議說若是搬離了彩虹國度,大家的彩虹體色就會消失不見。動物們意見紛紛、說個不停,連年幼的河馬和羔羊都吵著說想在犀牛王的鼻子上打他一拳。最後,狐狸認為應該先讓松鼠斥候們去偵探一下犀牛群才對。兩隻松鼠匆匆地離去,獅子站起來要大家準備。

A tapir stepped forward. “At this rate, we’ll never finish the meeting. Animals like you should listen to me!” he declared.

“What do you suggest we do?” asked an eagle.

“We could move to the other side of the horizon,” said the tapir matter-of-factly.

A nearby pig stopped rolling in the mud long enough to protest, “But then we’ll lose our beautiful rainbow colors!”

No one bothered to mention that the pig was usually caked in a muddy brown.

“I think we should go on the offensive,” said an armadillo.

“And we’re all in this together,” added the lion.

“We need a good army,” squawked a parrot. “Which of us would be good for the army?”

“Skunks!” chorused a dozen voices.

“My goodness!” said a dog. “If we used skunks, all of us would have to fight with one paw pinching our nose!”

“I get to punch the rhino chief in the nose!” declared a baby hippo.

“No! That is reserved for me!” called a baby lamb.

“Youngsters are not to be fighting,” the lion said sternly.

“Oldsters can’t fight…”

“I think we should see what the rhinos are doing,” said a fox. “Are our squirrel scouts up to the task?”

Two squirrels in the group nodded and scurried from the meeting.

The lion stood. “Make ready…”