Soon she and Marlin were surrounded by stinging (刺刺的) jellyfish! “Here’s the game!” said Marlin�desperately (着急地). “Whoever can hop the fastest out of these jellyfish wins. You can’t touch the tentacles (触手). Only the tops.”
They had almost made it through when Dory got stung. Marlin pulled her free, but then he was stung, too. As he and Dory�emerged from�(逃出) the school of jellyfish, the world turned dark.
Marlin and Dory woke up on the back of a giant sea turtle. “Takin’ on the jellies—awesome!” Crush (柯路西), the turtle, exclaimed.
As Marlin and Dory rode the East Australian Current toward Sydney, Marlin told Crush’s friends about his quest to find his son. Soon the tale was being passed throughout the ocean, from sea creature to sea creature.
Nigel heard the news about Marlin and Dory from another�pelican�and rushed to the dentist’s office to tell Nemo. “Your dad’s been fighting the entire (整个) ocean looking for you,” he announced.
“My dad?” Nemo asked. “Really?”
Nigel nodded. “Word is he’s headed this way, to Sydney.”
Inspired by his father’s bravery�(勇敢), Nemo decided to try Gill’s escape plan. He darted (跳进) into the filter and jammed (塞进) a pebble (鹅卵石) into its blades (桨叶), which broke the filter.
The fish had two days until Darla arrived. If the tank got dirty enough and the dentist had to clean it, they just might be able to make their escape!
The next day, the fish were swimming in slimy (粘腻的) green water. They couldn’t have been happier. Dr. Sherman was going to have to clean the tank before Darla arrived!
“Are you ready to see your dad, kid?” asked Gill.
Nemo nodded happily.
Not far away, Marlin and Dory had just been swallowed (吞进) by a whale! As the water level in the whale’s mouth began to lower, Marlin became frantic (惊慌). “I have to get out. I have to find my son!” he cried as he held on to the whale’s tongue.
Dory spoke to the whale. “He says to let go,” she told Marlin. Taking a deep breath, Marlin put his trust in Dory, and they fell to the back of the whale’s mouth.
The whale resurfaced (露出水面) for air— and spouted (喷水) Marlin and Dory right into Sydney Harbor (悉尼港)!
Now all they had to do was find the boat that had taken Nemo—but there were boats as far as the eye could see.
Marlin and Dory searched throughout the night without any luck. In the morning, a hungry pelican came along and scooped (舀) them up!
But Marlin wasn’t about to let himself be eaten. He had come too far. He and Dory wriggled (挣扎，扭动) their way out of the pelican and onto a dock where Nigel happened to be sitting.
“I’ve got to find my son, Nemo!” Marlin gasped (喘气).
Nigel couldn’t believe it. “He’s that fish who’s been fighting the whole ocean!” he declared.
By that time, a flock of hungry seagulls (海鸥) had gathered. They wanted to eat Marlin and Dory. “Hop into my mouth if you want to live!” Nigel said.
Marlin and Dory jumped into�(跳进) Nigel’s beak, and soon they were off to find Nemo!
That same morning, Nemo and his friends woke up—to a clean tank! The dentist had installed (安装) a brand-new high-tech filter while they were sleeping.
“The escape plan is ruined (毁坏)!” the fish cried.
Just then, the office door opened. It was Dr. Sherman—and Darla!
Nemo quickly came up with a new plan.
When Dr. Sherman put him in a plastic bag, he rolled over and played dead. Nemo hoped the dentist would flush him down the toilet so he could travel through the pipes (管道) to the ocean—and freedom!