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From the beginning of time, a rock had sat high on top of a mountain.

The sun, the moon, Heaven, and Earth all worked their magic on the rock.

One day the rock split open.

Inside was a monkey.

The monkey stood up and stretched.

Suddenly powerful light shot from his eyes.

For a moment the light reached the Cloud Palace in Heaven.

The Jade Emperor, ruler of Heaven, sat up.

He turned to one of his captains, who was standing nearby.

"Find out what caused that light," said the emperor.

"Yes, Your Majesty," said the captain.

The captain rushed out of the hall.

He looked out the southern gate of Heaven [n@and saw the monkey on Earth below.

The light was gone.

But the captain had magical sight.

He could see everything that had just happened.

"Interesting," said the captain.

"Well?" said the Jade Emperor when the captain returned.

"What caused the light?"

"It was a monkey," said the captain.

"A monkey?" asked the Jade Emperor.

"Yes," said the captain.

"He's on the Fruit and Flower Mountain, down on Earth.

There had been a rock on the mountain.

The monkey came from the rock.

The light shone from the monkey's eyes."

The emperor thought for a moment and then shrugged.

"I'm not surprised," he said.

"Amazing things happen when Heaven and Earth work together."

As time passed, Monkey learned to walk, run, and climb.

He drank from streams and ate grasses and leaves.

He gathered fruit and explored caves and mountaintops.

He became friends with all the other monkeys and apes.

At night he slept under a cliff.

One very hot morning, all the monkeys and apes were playing in the shade.

"It is so hot today!" cried one monkey.

"Let's play in the stream."

"Good idea!" said another monkey.

The monkeys and apes ran to the stream.

The water rolled and bounced over the rocks.

The monkeys jumped into the cool water.

Everyone splashed and played.

After a few minutes, one monkey scratched her head.

"We all love this stream," she said.

"We drink from it.

We swim in it.

We know that it flows all the way to the ocean.

But does anyone know where the stream begins?"

They all looked at one another and shook their heads.

"We have nothing to do today," the monkey continued.

"Why don't we follow the stream to find its source?"

"That sounds like fun," said another monkey.

"Let's go!" said a third monkey.

Everyone jumped out of the water.

They ran alongside the stream and swung from tree to tree.

They jumped over rocks and climbed up steep cliffs.

Higher and higher they went up the mountain [n@until they reached an enormous waterfall.

Mist filled the air.

The water crashed down, roaring like thunder.

"I wonder what's behind that waterfall," said one monkey.

"Me too," said a second monkey.

"But nobody could jump through it."

"Whoever can jump through and come back [n@alive will be our king," said a gibbon.

"Is anyone brave enough to try?"

All the monkeys and apes looked at one another.

They shook their heads.

"I'm not going to try," said a tall monkey.

"Me neither," said a short monkey.

A voice called out, "I'll do it!"

Everyone moved out of the way as the speaker stepped forward.

It was Monkey.

"Are you sure?" asked the gibbon.

"It looks dangerous."

Monkey laughed. "I'm not afraid of anything!

And when I come back, I will be king!"

Monkey took a deep breath and leaped into the waterfall.


emperor [ˈempərə(r)] n. 皇帝,君主 {gk cet4 cet6 ky ielts :3161}

shone [ʃɒn] vi. 发光(shine的过去式及过去分词) n. (Shone)人名;(英)肖恩 { :3329}

magic [ˈmædʒɪk] n. 巫术;魔法;戏法 adj. 不可思议的;有魔力的;魔术的 n. (Magic)人名;(英)马吉克 {zk gk cet4 cet6 ky toefl ielts :3411}

leaped [li:pt] v. 跳跃 急速移动 剧增 突然移动 { :3425}

cliffs [klɪfs] n. [地理] 悬崖,峭壁;陡岸(cliff的复数形式) { :3551}

cliff [klɪf] n. 悬崖;绝壁 n. (Cliff)人名;(英)克利夫 {cet4 cet6 ky toefl ielts :3551}

caves [keivz] n. [地质] 洞穴(cave复数形式) v. 倒塌;屈服(cave的第三人称单数) n. (Caves)人名;(英)凯夫斯;(法)卡夫 {ielts :3562}

bounced [baunst] n. 空头支票 v. 反弹;弹跳(bounce的过去分词);跳起;开空头支票 { :3792}

steep [sti:p] n. 峭壁;浸渍 adj. 陡峭的;不合理的;夸大的;急剧升降的 vt. 泡;浸;使…充满 vi. 泡;沉浸 {gk cet4 cet6 ky toefl ielts gre :3793}

brave [breɪv] n. 勇士 adj. 勇敢的;华丽的 vt. 勇敢地面对 n. (Brave)人名;(英)布雷夫;(俄)布拉韦 {zk gk cet4 ky :3800}

ruler [ˈru:lə(r)] n. 尺;统治者;[测] 划线板,划线的人 {zk gk cet4 cet6 ky :4145}

whoever [hu:ˈevə(r)] pron. 无论谁;任何人 n. 《爱谁谁》(电影名) {cet4 cet6 ky :4240}

monkey [ˈmʌŋki] n. 猴子;顽童 vi. 胡闹;捣蛋 vt. 嘲弄 {zk gk cet4 ky :4558}

monkeys [ˈmʌŋkiz] n. 猴子(monkey的复数) v. 模仿(monkey的单三形式);胡闹,乱弄 { :4558}

scratched [skrætʃt] v. 抓;搔(scratch的过去式及过去分词) adj. 受抓损的;有刮痕 { :4644}

mist [mɪst] n. 薄雾;视线模糊不清;模糊不清之物 vi. 下雾;变模糊 vt. 使模糊;使蒙上薄雾 {gk cet4 cet6 ky ielts :4784}

roaring [ˈrɔ:rɪŋ] n. 咆哮;怒吼;吼声 adj. 喧闹的;兴胜的;狂风暴雨的 v. 怒吼(uproar的现在分词) { :5275}

majesty [ˈmædʒəsti] n. 威严;最高权威,王权;雄伟;权威 {cet6 ky toefl :5294}

magical [ˈmædʒɪkl] adj. 魔术的;有魔力的 {toefl :5584}

thunder [ˈθʌndə(r)] n. 雷;轰隆声;恐吓 vt. 轰隆地发出;大声喊出 vi. 打雷;怒喝 {gk cet4 cet6 ky toefl ielts :6539}

splashed [sp'læʃt] 散点 { :6624}

waterfall [ˈwɔ:təfɔ:l] n. 瀑布;瀑布似的东西 n. (Waterfall)人名;(英)沃特福尔 {cet4 cet6 ky ielts :8035}

apes [eips] n. [脊椎] 猿;猩猩;类人猿(ape的复数) v. 模仿;仿效(ape的三单形式) {ielts :8577}

jade [dʒeɪd] n. 翡翠;[宝] 碧玉;老马 adj. 玉制的;绿玉色的 vt. 使疲倦 vi. 疲倦 n. (Jade)人名;(英)杰德;(法)雅德 {gre :10730}

mountaintops [ ] (mountaintop 的复数) n. 山顶 { :14089}

gibbon [ˈgɪbən] n. [脊椎] 长臂猿 n. (Gibbon)人名;(英、葡、匈、塞、巴基)吉本 {toefl :22321}

captain [ˈkæptɪn] n. 队长,首领;船长;上尉;海军上校 vt. 指挥;率领 {zk gk cet4 cet6 ky :1680}

stream [stri:m] n. 溪流;流动;潮流;光线 vt. 流出;涌出;使飘动 vi. 流;涌进;飘扬 {zk gk cet4 cet6 ky gre :2231}

a monkey [ ] [网络] 猴子;一只猴子;他们看到了什么

bounce over [ ] 在…上跳过去

crash down [ ] v. 下坠 [网络] 哗啦一声倒下;猛然倒下;朝下猛撞

heaven and earth [ ] [网络] 天与地;天地;天上人间

in heaven [ ] na. 在天上的;已死的;究竟 [网络] 在天堂;本义在天堂;到底

in the shade [ ] na. 在阴处;在树阴下;在暗处;没落 [网络] 在阴凉处;在荫凉处;背阴

in the stream [ ] na. 在河的中流 [网络] 在中流;它在溪里;小溪里

Jade Emperor [ ] [网络] 玉皇大帝;玉帝;玉帝信仰的演化

leap into [ ] v. 跃进 [网络] 跳入;跳进;飞跃

like fun [laik fʌn] na. 〈口〉有力地;迅速地;不能相信;绝不可能 [网络] 好玩;才怪

like thunder [ ] [网络] 口语

monkey and ape [ ] 《英汉医学词典》monkey and ape 猴与猿,非人类的灵长类

monkey jump [ ] [网络] 猴子跳跃;跳跳猴;学前唱游班

rush ... out [ ] na. 赶制出来 [网络] 冲出去;突然出现;涌出

rush out [rʌʃ aut] na. 赶制出来 [网络] 冲出去;突然出现;涌出

rush out of [ ] [网络] 冲出;奔出;冲出…地方

scratch her head [ ] vi.迷惑不解,搔头皮

sound like fun [ ] [网络] 听起来有趣;听起来很有趣;听起来好像很有趣

split open [ ] 裂开,劈开,爆裂

swim in [ ] 在…游泳; 浸泡在…中

swing from [ ] [网络] 悬挂

the cloud [ ] [网络] 云朵;云端;电脑云

the emperor [ðə ˈempərə] [网络] 皇帝;皇家驿栈;国王

the Monkey [ ] [网络] 猴子;西游记;猕猴猴趣

the moon [ðə mu:n] [网络] 月亮;月球;月光

the shade [ ] 幽灵

Your Majesty [ ] na. 陛下;“Your/His/Her Majesty”的变体 [网络] 主公;尊敬的女王陛下;女王称陛下

said the captain

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