猴子馬利

Mally the Monkey

19th October 2021

Written by Emma (Age 7, Co. Galway)

Translated by 洪汶卉  閻昭茵  吳汶錡  王俞文  郭芳岑

Illustrated by 王佳瑜  彭文欣  林佑宣  張清宜  吳芮蕎

「馬利!」熊團長大喊,「你在做什麼?還不快去練習,馬戲團秀即將來臨,我希望你們都做好準備了。」

芬妮虎著急地朝著熊團長跑來並說:「十號馬戲棚著火了,大象們都在裡面!」

熊團長生氣地大喊:「馬利!這肯定是馬利做的,快找刺蝟們來滅火!」

芬妮虎急忙回說:「沒問題!」

不久之後,數十隻戴著黃色頭盔的刺蝟拿著水管準備衝進去救火。

「準備好了嗎? 」其中一隻刺蝟大喊。接著其他刺蝟們紛紛做好準備。

「準備好了!」刺蝟們拿著水管開始救火。

熊團長衝進十號馬戲棚,大喊:「馬利,你在做什麼?」

馬利冷冷地回應:「你不是說要我帶著大象出去訓練嗎?然後,芬妮虎叫我把鐵圈點燃,火災就發生了。」

熊團長說:「我從沒叫你訓練大象,我是要你練習騎大象。」

「蛤? 這不都一樣嗎?」馬利理直氣壯說。
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時間很快就到了馬戲團秀當天,大家都很緊張尤其是馬利,但他們都迫不及待的要在觀眾面前大展身手。

「大家集合!」 熊團長說,「我知道你們都會盡力表演,但我希望你們能全力以赴做到最好!」

馬戲團表演日開始了,芬妮虎和泰勒手牽著手跳過了火圈,而馬利爬上了大象,騎著牠走進馬戲場,並看見他的朋友正為他歡呼。

馬利興奮地大喊:「梅爾辛!」但他從大象身上摔了下來,撞倒了所有東西。

「馬利!」熊團長哭著喊道。

那天之後,猴子馬利就再也沒有出現過了。
 

(Original Text)

“Mally!” called Head Bear. “What are you doing? Get back to riding the elephants. It’s nearly Circus Day. I hope that you are all ready.”

 

Tiffany Tiger came running over to Head Bear. “There is a fire up in Cabin 10, where all the elephants are!” she said.

 

“Mally!” said Head Bear crossly. “Mally did this. I will need all the hedgehogs.”

 

“Okay, then,” replied Tiffany Tiger.

 

A few minutes later, ten or fifteen hedgehogs with yellow helmets and hoses in their hands came running in.

“Ready,” said one of the hedgehogs and they all ran closer to the fire.

 

“Aim!” The hedgehogs pointed their hoses and sprayed at the fire.

 

Head Bear ran over to Cabin Ten. “Mally, what did you do?” he asked.

 

“Well,” said Mally, “I was taking the elephants out for training because you told me to. Tiffany Tiger told me to get the fire for the hoops and then the fire happened.”

 

“I never told you to train the elephants- I told you to ride the elephants,” said Head Bear.

 

“Well, it’s the same thing!” replied Mally.

 

Days passed and soon it was Circus Day. Everybody was nervous, especially Mally. They were about to perform in front of everyone.

 

“Everybody come here,” said Head Bear and they all bunched in a circle. “I know that you will all try your best, but I want you to do better than your best.”

 

The show started. Tiffany and Tyler jumped through a loop that was on fire, while holding hands. Mally went up on an elephant and went riding through a ring. He saw his friend cheering him.

 

“MELSIN!” Mally cried out but... he fell off the elephant and everything got knocked down.

 

“Mally!” cried Head Bear.

 

 Mally the Monkey was never seen again.