Read the following passage and try to answer the questions given below:
In the old days when countrywomen wore riding-hoods to keep themselves warm and dry as they rode to the market, there was a child little Village near the Low Forest, who was very vain. She was so vain she couldn’t even pass a puddle without peeping down into it at her apple-red cheeks and yellow hair. She could be happy for hours together with nothing but a comb and a glass; and then would sit at the window for people to see her. Nothing pleased her better than fine clothes, and when she was seven, having seen a strange woman riding by on horseback, she suddenly had a violent longing for just such a riding-hood as hers and that was of a scarlet cloth with strings.
After this, she gave her mother no peace, but begged and pestered her continually, and flew into a passion or sulked when she said no. One day a pedlar came to the village, and among the rest of his wares showed her mother a strip of scarlet cloth which he could sell cheap. Partly to please the child and partly to get a little peace, she bought a few yards of this cloth, and herself cut out and stitched up midget size and with ribbons for strings.
- What did countrywomen wear in the old days?
- What did the little girl look like?
- How old was she when she saw the scarlet riding-hood?
- Why did the mother stitch the hood?
- Can you guess from which story this passage has been taken?
- In the old days, countrywomen wore riding-hoods.
- The little girl had rosy cheeks and golden hair.
- She was seven years old when she saw the scarlet riding-hood.
- The mother stitched the hood partly to please the child and partly to get some peace.
- This passage has been taken from the famous fairy-tale, Little Red Riding Hood.