Amy was a kind and brave girl who loved animals. She loved playing happily outside too. There was a bamboo forest near Amy's house. She liked to play near the forest because the air was so fresh.
Amy and the Panda 連珮芸,黃蘊淳,李恒光,鄺慧茵
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One day, when playing with her ball Amy threw it too far and it landed deep in the bamboo forest. Amy had never been in the forest, but she wanted her ball back, so she went in to get it. She looked everywhere but she could not see it.
Suddenly, Amy saw a giant panda holding a ball. The panda walked towards Amy.
“Is this ball yours?” asked the panda.
“Yes, thank you. What's your name?” asked Amy.
“Kiki,” replied the panda.
After that, they became friends and would play together near the forest every day.
One day they were playing when suddenly, Kiki's stomach growled.
“I'm very hungry,” Kiki said. “Can you help me to find some food?”
“Okay! There must be loads of bamboo for you to eat in the big forest.” said Amy.
Kiki sadly said, “Go in and have a look, Amy.”
Amy went into the forest and soon noticed the forest was bare, with hardly any bamboo trees. She saw a block of flats under construction.
“Where is all the bamboo?” Amy asked a construction worker near the site.
He shook his head and said, “Ask the government. We don't know.”
Amy called the government.
“What happened to the bamboo forest?” she asked.
“We cut it down to build houses because Hong Kong doesn't have enough land,” said the official.
“What about the pandas? The forest is their land,” asked Amy.
“Pandas don't pay for the land.” he replied whilst laughing.
Amy hung up the phone feeling annoyed.
“I need money to buy the pandas' land,” she thought.
The next day she started to raise funds for the pandas' forest. She asked people who liked pandas to donate money. At last, she had enough money for the land.
She took the money to the government saying, “I want to buy all this land”
“Okay, we'll use your money to build more houses,” said the officer. “You're smart. You'll be rich with the rent money!”
“No, I want the land for a new forest for the pandas.” Amy said.
“Ok. Well, it's your money and your land now madam to do with as you wish.” said the shocked government worker.
Amy told Kiki the news and Kiki summoned all her panda friends. The pandas all helped to plant the bamboo and they couldn't wait to eat it in future.
Finally, Kiki and Amy could play happily together once again. Kiki never needed to worry about food again. “Thank you. You could have been rich but you sacrificed that to help us” said Kiki. “Everything comes at a price. I was willing to pay because I love wildlife,” said Amy.