芒果冒險記

Chameleon Capers

26th October 2021

Written by Jamie (Age 8, Co. Dublin)

Translated by 王佳瑜  彭文欣  林佑宣  張清宜  吳芮蕎

Illustrated by 洪汶卉  閻昭茵  吳汶錡  王俞文  郭芳岑

芒果是一隻眼睛圓滾滾的變色龍。他有一種超能力,就是每天醒來都會在不同的城市或國家。有一次他眼睛睜開來的時候,發現他竟然在葡萄牙!

 

這次要說的故事並不是發生在葡萄牙、威爾斯或是蘇格蘭,而是發生在倫敦。

 

那天是六月五日,這是他第一次在洞穴旁邊醒來。

 

他一口氣衝進去那個又黑又大的冰冷洞穴深處,

 

因為芒果的身體會變色發光,所以讓他可以在黑黑的洞穴裡清楚地看見前方。

 

但是因為芒果太亮了,所以他在洞穴裡找到了一個秘密基地,讓他可以躲起來保護自己。

 

他從秘密基地中的隙縫看出去,發現了有一隻橘色的大龍蝦正在搬一個裝滿錢的大袋子。

 

一開始芒果以為那些錢是龍蝦的,不過後來發現那些錢竟然是別!人!的!

 

有了這些錢之後,龍蝦成為了洞穴的老大,但是他有個更「大」的計畫。

 

龍蝦幻想著用這些偷來的錢,讓動物們都聽從他的命令,便可以成為動物之王,就連獅子也必須臣服於他。

 

龍蝦大喊:「你在做什麼?」

 

芒果試著隱藏起來但他閃亮的身體使他一下就被發現了。

 

龍蝦大吼:「走開!」

 

芒果躲回洞穴等待,直到晚上十點,龍蝦終於睡著了。

 

他準備偷偷摸摸的把龍蝦的錢搬走,這時候,龍蝦醒來了!

 

芒果像風一樣快速逃出洞穴,還把牆撞出了一個大洞。

 

在逃竄中,芒果把一部分的錢丟到海裡,自己也留了一些以便之後能物歸原主。

 

到現在,貪心的龍蝦仍在海裡尋找那些的錢。

 

經過這場奇幻之旅後,芒果漸漸地進入夢鄉,當他再次醒來時,他又在另一個城市展開全新的冒險之旅。

​(Original Text)

Mango is a chameleon with large bulging eyes. Every day, he magically wakes up in a different city or even a different country!  One day he woke up in Portugal!

 

But this story is not set in Portugal or Wales or even Scotland! It is set in London on the 5th of June.

 

Mango woke up in London and for the first time ever he was near caves. He sprinted to the large, cool, pitch-black caves.

 

Mango used his mysterious internal light to lead his way because his camouflage would have been too bright.

 

Mango was too visible, so he found a crevice in the cave and squashed into it to hide.

 

From his hiding place, Mango saw an orange lobster carrying a cloth bag of stolen money.

 

At first, Mango thought it was the lobster’s money, but it was actually money the lobster had stolen from people!

 

He stole the money as he was King of the Cave, but he had bigger plans.

 

He wished to be king of all the animals. The money was to bribe all the animals to follow him – even the lion!

 

“What are you doing?” demanded the lobster.

 

Mango had tried to camouflage with the dark cave but it was no use.

 

“GET OUT OF HERE!” the lobster bellowed.

 

Mango squeezed further back into the shadows and hid. He waited until 10:00pm. The lobster was asleep.

 

Mango crept up to the lobster’s gold and money but lobster heard him. Mango ran as fast as the wind and smashed through the cave wall.

 

He threw the money into the ocean, remembering to keep some for the real owners.

 

The lobster fell into the ocean after his money and he is still down there today.

Mango fell asleep and awoke in a new city for a new adventure but that is a story for another day!