EF英语启蒙睡前系列|《 The Legend of Geoffrey》发布时间：2017-07-06
《 The Legend of Geoffrey》在昨天故事的结尾，长颈鹿杰菲离开丛林和朋友们，开始寻找关于身上星星花纹的秘密。他乘船来到了世界上最繁华的大都市之一纽约，并在新朋友布丁的指引下，进入了全世界最棒的玩具店“玩具反‘斗’城”。
After many days and nights sailing across the sea, the ship docked in New York City.
Geoffrey got a bite to eat and took a good look around at the buildings and strange little creatures. He started to feel lost and far from home.
He thought about Maya and the lions who told him about the legend—the legend that said he should follow the stars.
But which stars?!
Should he follow the stars on Broadway? No, these were probably not the right stars.
That gigantic spinning star seemed to be calling his name! But it just made him dizzy.
Maybe he needed to get even closer to the night sky to find his way? But not that close.
Or maybe he would be better off figuring this out with his feet on the ground.
He was trying to decide which way he should go when . . . . . . he spied a monkey on the street who reminded him of Maya.
Geoffrey lifted the worn little stuffed animal.
As he did, the monkey magically came to life!
"Who are you?" demanded the scrappy stuffed animal. "Where is Lulu?"
"Umm . . . that way?" Geoffrey pointed at the pedicab up ahead, where they could just see the red pom-pom on a little girl’s pink hat.
He and the monkey jumped in a taxi and pointed the way.
But there were so many cars that soon they couldn’t see the red pom-pom or any sign of Lulu at all, so they hopped out . . .
. . . and sat down on the sidewalk.
"Thank you," said the monkey. "My name is Patches, by the way."
"I'm Geoffrey," he replied, taking the monkey’s paw in his hoof.
"How did you do that magic thing?" Patches wanted to know.
"Magic thing?" asked Geoffrey.
"You know, I could never talk or do anything else . . . until you picked me up."
"If you don’t believe me, let’s see if your magic works on them," Patches suggested, pointing at the store window filled with stuffed animals.
So Geoffrey ducked through a big glass door into the most amazing place he had ever seen.
"It’s Toys"R"Us, the world’s greatest toy store," whispered Patches.
There were toy trucks and trains, robots and rockets, tents and playhouses. And best of all, there were zebras and elephants and all of the other animals he grew up with.
Patches said, "OK, Geoffrey—now try your magic!"
Geoffrey’s eyes lit up. His stars began to shimmer as he ran through the store and, with the slightest tap of a hoof, brought the toys to life.
A very serious chess piece, the Queen, took it all in—the scooters scooting, toy trains tooting, and superheroes soaring overhead.
"It’s our birthday!" she announced to Geoffrey.
"What’s a birthday?" he asked.
"A birthday is the day you are born. And today is the day you brought us all to life!" Well, if the Queen said so, thought Geoffrey, it must be true.
That night, the toys had the most awesome birthday party ever.
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