兒童故事篇: 彩虹國度

七集循環連載兒童故事,每日一集,每週日開始播第一集。

Part 7 of 7

今日故事摘要

來的是犀牛王,牠丟進一點食物,並且趾高氣揚地說犀牛群即將搬往彩虹國度。等到犀牛王離開,鬣蜥蜴爬出監牢,用鑰匙打開了牢門。大家一陣歡呼,被犀牛王聽到走回。大熊高聲呼喊:大夥兒衝啊!彩虹動物們衝出去,把犀牛王直衝上台階、撞上一面牆。其他的犀牛們趕來,都被彩虹動物們撞得人仰馬翻。動物們拼命地衝出了犀牛堡,身後轟隆巨響,當初設計欠佳的犀牛堡被撞倒的諸多犀牛們撞壞了、整個塌了下來。狐狸發表意見說犀牛群準要頭痛半天了!臭鼬問:鬣蜥蜴還是扁扁的,怎麼辦呢?回到森林裡,獅子拿出空氣幫浦把鬣蜥蜴灌得成為世界上最大的一隻鬣蜥蜴,牠是鬣蜥蜴王。彩虹動物們從此過著快樂的日子。

The iguana slipped through the bars of the prison just in time. The door opened and in stepped the rhino chief with a sneer. He chuckled, not noticing the flat new member of the prison.

“Here’s your lunch,” he said. “I don’t think you’ll like it. Ha ha ha!”

Then he threw in a few apple cores, a moldy piece of cheese, and a few crumbs of bread. The mice squeaked excitedly. The rest looked on in disgust.

“Enjoy your last meal!” he laughed. “We’re getting ready to move into your homes. Rainbow Country will soon be ours!”

He left without noticing the keys were gone. The iguana slid back out, unlocked the prison gates, and threw them wide open.

“Oh, hoorary!” cried all the animals.

They forgot to keep their voices down. The door to the dungeon room flew open and there stood the rhino chief, gaping at them.

“Let’s go!” shouted the bear.

They all pushed out of the door, bouncing the rhino chief up the stairs and sending him sailing into a wall. More rhinos rushed to investigate the commotion and paled when they saw the Rainbow Animals charging straight at them.

“Phew! Escaping could be a lot worse,” panted the armadillo after they had bowled their eighth rhino out of their way.

Suddenly three guards stepped into their path, leveling their spears at them.

“Brake!” yelped a dog, but they couldn’t stop in time. They slid right under the guards’ legs and sent them flying. The animals turned right, then left, then right again, and stampeded out the castle.

They were just in time. From behind them came a thunderous clap. The animals spun around, jaws dropping in amazement. The fortress was crumbling before their eyes. Towers fell upon each other, and the earth trembled.

What the animals didn’t know is that when they sent the rhinos flying like bowling pins, the rhinos knocked their heads on the ceiling of their castle. Then the castle began crumbling because the rhinos knocked their heads so hard that pieces of the ceiling fell out. Also the castle was very badly designed.

“The rhinos are going to have a huge headache after that,” commented the fox, not knowing the rhinos were already seeing stars.

“I didn’t really care about the rhinos, but I did like that castle,” sighed the tapir.

“Well, I didn’t like that drawbridge,” sniffed the iguana.

“You don’t like anything,” laughed the bear.

“Wait!” said the skunk. “The iguana is still flat! What should we do?”

“I know,” said the lion. “I’ve got an idea that just might work.”

When the animals returned to their forest, the lion got an air pump and pumped the iguana right up. Now he was the biggest iguana in the world, and so he became King Iguana, king of all the animals.

And the Rainbow Animals lived happily ever after.