Lobster Treasure Hunt
18th January 2022
Authors and Illustrators 王佳瑜 彭文欣 林佑宣 張清宜 吳芮蕎
Story inspired by
Chameleon Capers on Story Meets Story
Chameleon Capers from What Lives in Your Imagination story collection
阿力: 啊! 原來是一隻小魚被卡在石頭縫裡呀！
阿力: 真的嗎?! 那你會聽我說話嗎?可以陪我一起去看電影、逛街和吃飯嗎?
魚: 當然可以! 這些不是朋友該做的事嗎?
阿力: 朋友? 我從小到大都沒有朋友，我好可憐。
魚: 為什麼你會沒有朋友? 在你遇到困難時，沒有人可以聽你訴說和陪伴你嗎？
魚: 噢! 好痛!
In the deep and chilly sea, the lobster kept searching for the treasures.
Lobster: Whose voice is it?
Lobster kept looking for the sound.
Lobster: Ah! It turns out to be a small fish stuck in a crack in the stone!
Fish: Can you help me, please?
Lobster: Will you pay me the money?
Fish: But… I don’t have any money.
Lobster: Uh oh! I can’t help you, sorry about that.
Fish: Why do you need money?
Lobster: Once I have money, everyone will be under my control!
Fish: It sounds like you just need friends. You just crave attention, am I right? If you don't mind, I can be your friend!
Lobster: Really? Will you listen to me? Can you go to the movies, go shopping and have dinner with me?
Fish: Of course, I can! Aren’t these things a friend should do?
After listening to the words that Fish said, Lobster smashed the stone immediately and saved Fish out of the crack.
Fish: I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for saving me! My friend should be so worried about me…
Lobster: Friend? I am a lonely guy who has no friends in my life… Poor me…
Fish: You have no friends in your life? Don’t you have anyone who can listen to you and accompany you when you are facing difficulties?
Lobster: I don’t know why… Every time I met a new friend, I would shake hands with them like this ( grabbing the fish with its claws).
Fish: Oh my god! It hurts so much.
Lobster: What’s wrong?
Fish: Thank you for using your big “hands” to save me. However, anything can be a double-edged sword, just like the way you use your claws. You have to learn how to control your strength.
Lobster: Wow, I learned a lot! Instead of telling me the truth, everyone just stay away from me without a backward glance.
Fish: Don’t worry! Now, you knew the reason. I can’t wait to introduce my friends to you now.
From then, Lobster remembered what Fish had taught him and learned to control his claws. He gave help to whoever was in trouble under the sea; although he didn’t find any treasures eventually, he became so popular and was loved by all the sea animals.