​孤單的豹

The Lonely Leopard

19th October 2021

Written by Jane (Age 7, Co. Dublin)

Translated by 何驊臻  莊皓婷  錢欣伶  楊鎧憶  郭芷妤

Illustrated by 龐啟真  張仁奎  王翔岳  李長軒  游政諺

從前從前,有隻孤單的豹。

 

他的脾氣太暴躁了,所以沒有人想和他當朋友,這讓他很傷心。

他一直都孤零零的,

所以決定要去認識一些朋友。

他去找了山羊,

但山羊們吝嗇地說:「我們才不跟別人玩呢!」

 

然而豹沒有因此放棄。

他接著去找了河馬,但河馬們也不理他。

後來,他又找了老虎、猴子、蛇和斑馬,

 

他們也都不想和豹當朋友。

這時,突然有個身影向他走近,把他嚇了一跳。

原來是一隻熊貓!豹鼓起勇氣問了最後一次:「你…願意和我當朋友嗎?」

 

「當然好呀!」熊貓說。

從此豹再也不孤單了。

​(Original Text)

Once upon a time, there was a leopard and he did not have any friends. The main reason was because he was too grumpy, but he found himself very sad.

 

He was a nameless leopard, but he decided to make some friends right then.

 

He went to the ibexes, but they were very mean and they said that they only played with the other ibexes.

 

However, that did not make the lonely leopard give up! He decided that he’d go the hippo, but they were no use as well.

 

Then he went to the tigers, monkeys, snakes and zebras, but they were all no use. Just then, something walked to him, and the lonely leopard was scared.

 

But then a panda appeared and the lonely leopard asked him to be his friend and the panda said yes.

 

He was never lonely again.