Platypus plays tricks
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Before the dawn of time, all the animals looked the same.

Normally this was fine, but some of the cheekier animals likes to play tricks on Mother Earth and pretend to be other animals.

Since they looked exactly the same, even Mother Earth who had created them couldn't tell the difference!

To try to fix this problem, she decided1 to make each different animal look different, so they couldn't swap2(交换) identities.

Now, there were some animals who liked flying through the air, or climbing trees more than anything, but not Platypus3. He liked swimming.

At the time Mother Earth sent out her message that she was going to change what everyone looked like, Platypus was under the water, playing with his friend Fish.

Platypus stayed in the water even after Fish had got out, and since sound doesn't travel that well under water, Platypus didn't get to hear Mother Earth's message. It was only when Fish came back looking like a beautiful river fish, with his scales gleaming4, that Platypus even knew about the message.

He left immediately for Mother Earth's home, so he too could look different. But by the time he got there, there was only left overs left. Platypus so wanted to be like everyone else, that he took the left overs.

He ended up with a beavers5(海狸) tail, a ducks bill and flippers, and a bears fur and claws at the end of the flippers.

When he got back to the lake to show his friends, they all just laughed at him.

Platypus was so embarrassed that he went and dug a hole in the ground near the river bank to live in.

After awhile though, Fish came along and apologised.

They become friends again, and Platypus even made another opening to his home underwater just so fish could come and visit.


1 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
2 swap crnwE     
  • I will swap you my bicycle for your radio.我想拿我的自行车换你的收音机。
  • This comic was a swap that I got from Nick.这本漫画书是我从尼克那里换来的。
3 platypus 4Obxs     
  • The platypus spends a great deal of its time looking for food. 鸭嘴兽要用大量的时间去觅食。
  • One of the mascots was the platypus.吉祥物之一是鸭嘴兽。
4 gleaming gleaming     
n. 微弱的闪光, 瞬息的一现 v. 闪烁, 隐约地闪现
  • His teeth were a gleaming flash of white against his tan. 他的牙齿在他棕褐色皮肤的映衬下白得发亮。
  • Cabs and carriages, their lamps gleaming like yellow eyes, pattered by. 公共马车和私人马车嗒嗒地驶过,车灯像一双双黄色的眼睛闪闪发亮。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
5 beavers 87070e8082105b943967bbe495b7d9f7     
海狸( beaver的名词复数 ); 海狸皮毛; 棕灰色; 拼命工作的人
  • In 1928 some porpoises were photographed working like beavers to push ashore a waterlogged mattress. 1928年有人把这些海豚象海狸那样把一床浸泡了水的褥垫推上岸时的情景拍摄了下来。
  • Thus do the beavers, thus do the bees, thus do men. 海狸是这样做的,蜜蜂是这样做的,人也是这样做的。
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