The Adventurous Tiger
30th November 2021
Written by Ella (Age 10, Co. Dublin)
Translated by 許晉維 何亭君 陳冠橞 孫筠婷 夏培藝
Illustrated by 錢冠妤 郭語潔 鄭安庭 楊硯婷 林渝臻
一行人浩浩蕩蕩地出發，在行經森林的途中，聽到了窸窸窣窣的聲音，緊接著又看到一道道的影子從身旁閃過，露西和她的朋友都被嚇得不敢動彈，不知不覺就離凱特 越 來 越 遠。突然間，一隻全身佈滿傷疤的老虎撲向凱特！凱特立即大喊：「你們快躲到我身後！」老虎抓傷了凱特的臉。他們就這樣打成一團，直到凱特將老虎擊倒在地。
One sunny day in the Amazon jungle, Lucy the Tiger was bored. She asked her mom if she could go out and explore but she said no. Her mom was overprotective, or so Lucy thought. Lucy didn’t listen and she snuck out of their den! Once outside, she went and got her friends.
Lucy’s friends were Emily Elephant, Leo Lion, George Giraffe and Matthew Monkey. Before the friends set off on their adventure, they collected all the supplies that they needed. They had all the food that they needed but they needed water. When they got to the watering hole someone else was there, it was Lucy’s sister Kate.
WHEN KATE SAW THEM, SHE ASKED, “WHY ARE YOU AT THE WATERING HOLE?”
GEORGE SAID, “TO GET A DRINK.”
MATTHEW SAID, “TO PLAY AROUND.”
LUCY SAID, “FOR A WATER FIGHT.”
EMILY AND LEO JUST STOOD THERE STARING AT KATE.
Kate knew that something was going on, so she gave Lucy a stare! Lucy knew that she was caught and told Kate the truth that she was going on an adventure and told Kate to keep it a secret. Kate said that she would as long as she could come along, and Lucy agreed.
THEY SET OFF AND GOT HALFWAY THROUGH THE FOREST AND STARTED HEARING SOUNDS. THEY KEPT GOING AND THEN THEY SAW FLASHES GOING PAST THEM, THEY ALL FROZE IN FEAR APART FROM KATE.
KATE SAID, “GET BEHIND ME,” BEFORE A TIGER EMERGED WITH SCARS ALL OVER HIS BODY AND JUMPED ON TOP OF KATE!
He scratched her on her face, and they fought until Kate knocked the other tiger over!
THEY ALL SEIZED THE MOMENT AND RAN HOME TO SAFETY. LUCY HAD LEARNED HER LESSON - THAT MAMMY KNOWS BEST.