Little Red Riding Hood
Once upon a time there lived a little rabbit with her mother in a small cottage at the edge of a forest.
The little rabbit was very naughty. Her mother made for her a red hood. The rabbit liked the red hood so much so that she wore it all the time. So the mother affectionately called him “Little Red Riding Hood.”
One day her mother told her, “Little Red Riding Hood, I want you to take these fresh carrots and honey to your grandmother who lives in the cottage on the other side of the forest. She is not feeling well and she will cheer up also if you go over and meet her.”
So, off went Little Red Riding Hood to her grandmother’s house carrying the things in her little yellow basket. As Little Red Riding Hood went singing along the forest path, he was unaware that a wicked old wolf watched him from behind a tree. The wolf was hungry and he thought that little Red Riding Hood would make a delicious meal.
Soon the wolf casually strolled over to him and asked him, “Where are you going all alone in the forest, little rabbit?”
Little Red Riding Hood answered, “I am going to my grandmother’s house to meet her as she is not well.”
On hearing this, the wolf decided to eat both the little rabbit and her grandmother in his lunch.
The wicked wolf left Little Red Riding Hood, and ran across to its grandmother’s house on the other side of the forest. Finding the door open, he crept inside and pounced on poor old grandmother but she was able to dodge the wicked wolf and ran away from the house.
The wolf looked around and dressed himself in grandmother’s clothes and tucking himself into her bed decided to wait for the Little Red Riding Hood. Soon enough he could hear him knocking at the door of the house.
“Come inside, my little dear,” said the wicked wolf imitating his grandmother’s voice. Little Red Riding Hood went inside and put her basket on the table. The house seemed a bit untidy and Little Red Riding Hood set about arranging things. All this while, the wicked wolf watched Red Riding Hood with his greedy eyes.
Then Little Red Riding Hood went over to the bed to talk to his grandmother. He was surprised because her grandmother looked different.
“What big eyes you have grandmother!” said Little Red Riding Hood.
“All the better to see you with, my dear,” said the wicked wolf.
“What big ears you have grandmother!” said Little Red Riding Hood.
“All the better to hear you with, my dear, “said the wicked wolf.
“Oh my goodness! What big teeth you have grandmother!” exclaimed Little Red Riding Hood.
“All the better to eat you with my poor teeth dear,” growled the wicked wolf and leapt at him. But Red Riding Hood uttered a cry and quickly ran out of the house with the wicked wolf chasing behind him.
Luckily the Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother had meanwhile returned with a lumberjack who quickly grabbed the wolf by its tail. He then carried it to the river bank and putting it on a log pushed it and the waves carried the wolf away. Then both the grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood went back to the house and enjoyed the things that Little Red Riding Hood’s mother had sent.
From then on, Little Red Riding Hood decided to never venture out into the forest alone.