CDC-TV presents: The Eagle Book Series
Tricky Treats, by Georgia Perez.
狡猾的請客 - Georgia Perez著作

Mr. Eagle: Good morning, Brother Sun.

The great Bald Eagle opened his eyes and flapped his wings to start a new day. He flew over and circled the village as he did every day. Below, he could see the village coming to life. People began moving about to begin their busy day. Today was the last day Rain That Dances and his friends would meet with Mr. Eagle.

大鷹睜開它的眼睛,拍打它的翅膀,開始了新的一天。他像每天一樣在村莊上空盤旋。在下面,他看到村莊開始活動了。人們開始從事他們忙碌的一天。今天是Rain That Dances和他的朋友們和老鷹先生見面的最後一天。

Rain: I'd better take some snacks with me in case we get hungry.

Rain That Dances filled his backpack with snacks and water and ran to meet his friends. Little Hummingbird was already waiting for Rain That Dances. He could see Thunder Cloud and Simon running towards them.
Rain That Dances將他的背包裝滿了零食和水,然後跑去和的朋友們會合。Little Hummingbird已經在等Rain That Dances了。他看到Thunder Cloud和Simon正朝他們跑來。

Hummingbird: Are we ready to go?

Simon: Yes, and we have plenty of snacks this time because we all thought of food today.

Rain: Look, there's Mr. Eagle.

They all looked up to the sky and waved to their friend. They were happy and wanted to hear what Mr. Eagle had to say today. The great Bald Eagle looked down and saw his friends. He flew down to circle closer above them and then flew ahead. The children started running to keep up with the eagle. As the eagle flew closer to the tree stump, he saw Miss Rabbit and someone with her. He thought to himself –
他們都看著天空,向他們的朋友揮手。他們都很高興想聽老鷹先生今天要說的事情。大鷹低頭看到了他的朋友。他飛近下來在他們的上空繞圈子,然後向前飛。孩子們開始跟著老鷹跑。當老鷹飛近老樹幹時,他看到兔小姐和跟著她的一個人。他心想 --

Mr. Eagle: Who could that be?

It was Coyote. The eagle knew someone else would be joining them, but he did not know it would be Coyote. As the eagle came to rest on the tree stump, he asked –
它是小土狼。老鷹知道會有其他人加入他們,但他不知道會是小土狼。當老鷹停到老樹幹上的時候,他問 --  

Mr. Eagle: Coyote, why are you here today?

Coyote: Miss Rabbit told me you were talking to the children about staying healthy. I just wanted to join in. Is that okay?

Now, coyotes are known to be sneaky animals. They like to trick anyone they come close to. Mr. Eagle thought about this for a minute and decided it would be okay for the coyote to stay.

Mr. Eagle: You can stay, Coyote, but I do not want you to trick the children.

Coyote: Thank you.

Coyote gave a sneaky smile as he looked down the hill and saw the children running up the path. Rain That Dances, Little Hummingbird, Thunder Cloud, and Simon arrived, laughing and waving at their friends.
當他看下山坡看到孩子們沿著小路跑上來的時候,小土狼露出了狡猾的笑容。Rain That Dances、Little Hummingbird、Thunder Cloud和Simon笑著和他們的朋友揮手。

Mr. Eagle: This is Coyote. He wants to learn about staying healthy, too.

Rain:Hello, Miss Rabbit and Coyote. We brought some snacks today, in case we get hungry.

Mr. Eagle: Well, that is good because that is what I want to talk to you about today. I know everyone likes to snack, but do you know there are everyday snacks and snacks that are to be eaten only sometimes?

Coyote lifted his front paw and stopped the eagle from talking.

Coyote: What do you mean by "everyday" and "sometimes"? I think we should eat anything we want to when we are hungry.

This made Miss Rabbit hop into the air and Mr. Eagle flap his wings. They both looked at Coyote.

Mr. Eagle: This is why I want to talk to the children. I think the best way to talk about this is to see what you have in your backpacks.

Rain: I went to the store with my mom and I think we did a good job picking some healthy snacks.

Rain That Dances opened his backpack. First, he pulled out some apple slices.
Rain That Dances 打開他的背包。他先掏出一些蘋果片。

Rain: How is this for an everyday snack?

Coyote: Gee, that is such a small snack. That is not enough, even for me.

Mr. Eagle: Hooray for you, Rain That Dances. This is a good size and a healthy snack food for every day.
為你歡呼,Rain That Dances。這是一個很好的大小和健康的日常零食。

Rain That Dances smiled and gave his friends a high-five. Then he pulled out some carrots that he had helped his mom cut up and put into bags.
Rain That Dances和他的朋友們擊掌相慶。然後他掏出一些他幫他媽媽收割下來放入袋子中的胡蘿蔔。

Rain That Dances: How is this?

Mr. Eagle: Perfect.

Rabbit: Those look delicious, and they are something that you can grow yourself in a garden.

Coyote was disappointed at what he saw.

Coyote: Wait. I'll be right back.

Coyote ran off to the village. A short time later, he came back with a backpack in his mouth.

Mr. Eagle: Where did you get that?

Coyote: Oh, I found this beside the road and it didn't seem to belong to anyone. I bet there are some great treats in this bag.

The children, Miss Rabbit, and Mr. Eagle looked at the coyote and then the bag. With one shake, treats tumbled out.

Coyote: Look, now this is a great snack.

Coyote picked up a bag of cookies and waved the bag under the children's noses.

Thunder: Can I have some?

The great Bald Eagle knew that the coyote was trying to trick the children.

Mr. Eagle: Thunder Cloud, it is not safe to eat food that you find lying around. Let's see what else Rain That Dances has in his backpack.
Thunder Cloud,吃路上發現的食物是不安全的。讓我們來看看Rain That Dances的背包還有什麼。

Rain That Dances pulled out a bottle of water. The great Bald Eagle was happy to see that his little friend had brought water instead of fruit drink or soda pop. Coyote just shook his head and looked to see what else fell out of the bag he had found.
Rain That Dances 掏出一瓶水。大鷹很高興地看到他的小朋友帶來了水、而不是果汁或汽水。小土狼只是搖了搖頭,並看看從它檢來的袋子掉出來的東西還有什麼。

Coyote: I have soda pop and potato chips.

Mr. Eagle: That drink is a sometimes food because it has too much sugar in it. Water is better. Water is a gift from Mother Earth and something we should have every day. Potato chips are a sometimes food.

Little Hummingbird put her hands on her hips and looked at the coyote.
Little Hummingbird將她的双手放在她的臀部上(插著腰)、看著小土狼。

Hummingbird: Coyote, I know what you were trying to do. You were trying to trick us, and you better stop it. We will listen to Mr. Eagle so that we can grow up strong and stay healthy.

The coyote lowered his head. The eagle was proud of Little Hummingbird.
小土狼低下了它的頭。老鷹對Little Hummingbird感到驕傲。

Mr. Eagle: Now, can we see what you have in your backpack, Thunder Cloud?
現在,我們可以看看你的背包有什麼,Thunder Cloud?

Thunder: Well, I was in a hurry this morning, and now, I think I didn't make the best choices.

Mr. Eagle: You know, sometimes we don't always choose the best snacks, but we can still eat the sometimes foods once in a while, just not all the time. So what did you bring?

Thunder Cloud pulled out a bag of sugared cereal.
Thunder Cloud掏出一包糖衣麥片。

Mr. Eagle: Now, let's look at the cereal. What does the cereal have on it?

Thunder: Sugar!

Mr. Eagle: Yes, that's right.

Coyote: I like this cereal. Mmm.

Mr. Eagle: Because of the sugar, this is not an everyday food.

Thunder: How about these cherries?

Mr. Eagle: You made a good choice. Now, that wasn't hard, was it?

Thunder: No, but you do have to think about it sometimes.

Thunder Cloud was happy that he had made a good snack choice.
Thunder Cloud 很高興他選擇了一個好的零食。

Mr. Eagle: When picking a snack or a treat, we need to make sure it does not have a lot of sugar in it. We also need to remember that small amounts are better. Fruits and vegetables every day make for healthy snacks, too. I am very proud of all my new friends. You have taken the time to learn how to stay healthy. Coyote, I hope you will not try to trick the children into eating something you know is not good for them. And I hope you will return that backpack where you found it.

Coyote: I am sorry I tried to trick the children. When I see the children as I go through the village, I promise not to trick them.

Mr. Eagle looked at the children, Miss Rabbit, and Coyote.

Mr. Eagle: So what have we learned today?

Thunder: I know -- eat fruits and vegetables.
我知道 -- 吃水果和蔬菜。

Rain: Choose everyday food snacks and eat small amounts.

Simon: Eat sometimes food less often.

Coyote: Drink water and don't take something that does not belong to you.

Hummingbird: Move your body every day to help stay healthy in body and spirit.

Rabbit: Try growing your own vegetables.

Mr. Eagle was so proud of his little friends.

Mr. Eagle: I will always be flying above to see how you are doing. And when you see me, you will remember what I have told you. Now, let us share the snacks that you have brought today. Coyote, you need to return the backpack. It belongs to someone. We will surprise the person by putting a new bottle of water and carrot seeds in the bag and we will put a book, Through the Eyes of the Eagle, in there, the book about us.

They all sat down and enjoyed their snack together. As the children were leaving, they turned and waved goodbye to Mr. Eagle, Miss Rabbit, and Coyote. Rain That Dances left with a big smile on his face. He and his friends would tell the people in the village about the ways they could stay healthy. Rain That Dances thought to himself --
他們都坐了下來,一起享受他們的零食。當孩子們離開的時候,他們轉身向老鷹先生、兔小姐和小土狼揮手再見。Rain That Dances left在他的臉上掛著燦爛的笑容離開了。他和他的朋友將會告訴村莊裡的人,他們如何可以保持健康的方法。Rain That Dances心想 --

Rain: Diabetes might even go away someday. Mr. Eagle will no longer be sad as he watches us from above.

As Brother Sun began to go down behind the mountain to end another day, Mr. Eagle had a happy thought and said out loud --
太陽兄弟下山了,又結束了一天,老鷹先生感到快樂並且大聲地說 --

Mr. Eagle: My new friends that have joined us to hear my stories will be strong in body and, like mine, their spirits will soar high with happiness, knowing that their future is bright. So until another time, I will say goodbye.

The End.



這是The Eagle Book Series之四Tricky Treats




以文字稿的最後一段My new friends that have joined us to hear my stories will be strong in body and, like mine, their spirits will soar high with happiness, knowing that their future is bright.為例,可以先把修飾性的子句和片語刪掉,只留下主要的結構:

My new friends will be strong in body and their spirits will soar high with happiness.
主詞   未來式動詞                           對等連接詞         主詞     未來式動詞

                           獨立子句                                                                                  獨立子句

1. 句子只留下由對等連接詞and連接的二個獨立子句(請參見文法書p.330)

2. that have joined us to hear my stories是由關係代名詞that的從屬形容詞子句,用來修飾主詞friends (p.220)

3. , like mine, 是一個插入的介系詞片語,like 並不是動詞、也不是連接詞; like 在這裡是當作介系詞使用(p.356練習53可以練習如何分辨)

4.  knowing that their future is bright
現在分詞                名詞子句


這裡的現在分詞 knowing 並不是動詞,而是動狀詞,是當作形容詞使用(p.140),修飾名詞子句that their future is bright (類似形容詞修飾名詞子句的例句,請見p.238);
整個分詞片語knowing that their future is bright是獨立子句their spirits will soar high with happiness的一個補充說明。




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