Once upon a time in a faraway
Asian land, lived two friends, Wen Wen and Lin
Ze. Wen Wen and Lin Ze were excellent athletes
and very competitive. Each friend bragged about
his athletic ability. "I can run faster than
you," claimed Wen Wen." I can run faster than
you!" shouted Lin Ze. "Let us have a
race to see who can reach the Yellow River first,"
announced Lin Ze.
The two runners
began to race. At first Wen Wen was in the lead.
Then Lin Ze took the lead. Then Wen Wen took the
lead. Lin Ze decided he had to do something to
outrun his friend.
"I will change myself into a
kangaroo and jump ahead of Wen Wen," decided Lin
Ze. Bounce bounce went the kangaroo, way ahead of
Wen Wen figured
out that a jaguar would outrun a kangaroo so he
changed himself into a jaguar. "Grrr!"
roared the jaguar and leaped ahead of Lin Ze.
not do," said Lin Ze and he changed himself
into a bat. "Eek, eek, eek," shrieked the bat
as he flew ahead of Wen Wen.
exclaimed Wen Wen. I must change myself into an
eagle and soar ahead of Lin Ze. "Arrr,
Arrr," called the eagle as he soared ahead
of Lin Ze.
"A jet plane
would zoom way ahead of my friend," thought
Lin Ze as he transformed into a jet and sped in
front of Wen Wen.
getting ridiculous", cried Wen Wen. I must
think of a way to reach the Yellow River quickly
and win this race. I know what to do,"
proclaimed Wen Wen. "The river is made is
made up of many many drops of water. I will
change myself into rain." Wen Wen rained
himself into the Yellow River and won the race.
Wen Wen and Lin Ze
changed back into themselves. "You have won
the race. You are faster than I, but I am
stronger than you!" shouted Lin Ze.
"I am stronger than
you!" argued Wen Wen. Let us have a contest
to see who can lift the giant rock on the Great