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
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!