Early autumn in the pumpkin garden, there came seven wide mice escaping from a big and terrifying cat. They rushed into green vines and leaves aplenty with big and round pumpkins.
The prideful cat hunted around like a chicken with its head cut off in vain and finally left in dismay.
“Hooray, we are safe now!”
When they came out, they were deeply attracted. The giant pumpkin leaves were as huge as the lotus leaves while the pumpkins were orange through a summer’s sunlight.
The smallest mouse’s nose jutted out and got very close to a pumpkin. He smelled with a smile:
“Great, it’s sweat! It must be the biggest pumpkin I’ve ever seen. I am hungry now. I guess it must be better in my belly!”
Other six mice were hungry to
“Running costs energy!”
They rushed to the pumpkin and bit holes with their shape teeth. They ate, ate and ate not only the delicious meat but also the seed. Finally they stopped eating and felt good for their full and round bellies.
Then they burped and climbed out of the pumpkin. When they saw their great work, they all laughed:
“Aha, look, the pumpkin has holes here and there!”
The smallest mouse suddenly had a good idea and shouted:
“Why not roll it as a pumpkin cart. It must be very interesting!”
Other six mice all agreed:
“Just do it!”
Then they all entered the pumpkin shell and pushed it ahead forcefully:
“Goodness me!The moon is really in the water!”