1. One day, Clifford misses his Dad. He runs as fast as he can to see his Dad.

2. His Dad is so happy to see Clifford again. He still thinks of Clifford as a puppy. He says, "My boy, let me teach you some skills!"
Clifford的爸爸很高兴能再见到儿子。他还是把Clifford当成小孩儿。他说：“宝贝儿，我来教你些本事吧！”

3. Clifford's Dad is a good digger. He shows Clifford how to dig a hole.
Clifford的爸爸可是刨洞高手呢。他展示给Clifford看如何刨洞。

4. Clifford digs a hole. His Dad says, "It's a nice hole!" But the neighbours don't like it. Clifford has to fill the hole up.
Clifford很快学着也刨了个洞。他爸爸夸道：“嗯，干得不错！”可是邻居们可不这么认为。Clifford还得把这个洞给填补回去。

5. Next, Clifford's father shows him how to find interesting things in trash cans.

6. Clifford has a better way. But the neighbours don't like it, either. Clifford cleans up the mess.
Clifford学得很快。可邻居们还是不喜欢他的这项技能。Clifford不得不再把翻得乱七八糟的垃圾给整理回去。

7. Just then, a motorcycle goes by. Clifford's Dad hates noisy motorcycles! He chases it.

8. Clifford is afraid his Dad could get hurt. Clifford runs ahead of the motorcycle. Suddenly, the motorcycle is climbing a hill. Clifford's Dad starts to rest.
Clifford担心爸爸会受伤，所以自己跑到摩托车前面去。突然，摩托车往小山坡上开去了。Clifford的爸爸终于跑不动，开始停下来休息了。

9. Clifford's Dad is tired, so Clifford gives him a ride home. It is a very good visit.
Clifford的爸爸累坏了，于是Clifford让老爸骑在自己背上回家了。这真是次不错的探亲经历呀！

【练一练】请根据故事内容回答以下问题：

1. What does Clifford's dad teach him?
A. Dig a hole. B. Find money in trash cans.

2. Why does Clifford's dad chase the motorcycle?
A. The motorcycle hits him. B. The motorcycle is noisy.

3. "Suddenly, the motorcycle is climbing a hill." Here, what is the hill?
A. Clifford's back. B. A real hill.