Prlnted In Bavaria
Little Rld Ein Hood.
IJA:. Some hundred year ago, when there
Sll jwer fairies and wolves in the forests, there
Lived on the edge of a thick wood an
I lll industrious forester and his wife, who had
one dear little daughter. The girl was
very pretty and so merry that no one
Should help loving her. Her mother made
__ her a pretty red cloak and hooO; the girl
grew so fond of them that she always wore them, so the neighbourA gave her
the name of Little Red Riding Hood.
One day her mother called her and said: "Grannie is ill, my darling,
and I am too busy to go to see her: I wish you to carry her to-day a
S basket with fresh butter, new laid eggs and some wine. Go at once, and be
. sure you do not talk to anyone you may meet; and you must bring me back
word how Grannie is."
Little Red Riding Hood was glad to be sent on this errand; she only
half listened to what her mother said, and having put on her red cloak,
Sshe went away with the basket on her arm. It was so long since she had
seen her grandmother, that she had quite forgotten her, but she remembered
that her grannie had sent her a beautiful doll and many other toys, and.
Thought she would like to go and see her. .
On her way she came across a woodman, who warned her not t.
stray in the woods for fear of the wolves which infested the neighTourhoo-d ,
It ras a most charming day. and the child: quite iotgtfiul.ot e :,
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mother's wishes. chased the pretty butterflies and made up a nosegay of wild
flowers for her granny. Suddenly, as she came along a dark part of the forest,
she came face to face to a wicked wolf. "Where are you going to?" he said.
"I am going to see my grandmamma, who lives all alone .in the middle of
the wood" -the girl answered.
"And what is your name, my dear child" said the wolf.
"Little Red Riding Hood" she answered. As soon as Red Riding
Hood was out of sight, the wolf set off at a tremendous rate, and,
running with all his might, he very soon reached grandmother's cottage;
S here he knocked at the door with his paw
16 kjl "Who is there?" asked a feeble .
"Little Red Riding Hood" squeaked the
wolf, trying to speak like the child.
"Pull the bobbin, and that will lift
the latch, my dear" said Grannie.
The wolf did as she told him. and
S. BB^ i came in. The poor old lady was lying ill
1 i. in bed, but the wolf did not give her time
to cry out, for he jumped about the bed
.t, and ate her up in three mouthfuls.
Then the wicked animal dressed himself up in poor Grannie's
night-gowr and cap, and got into her bed, pulling the sheets well round his
neck., When the wolf had left Red Riding Hood, the little girl went merrily'
on, but she soon began to dawdle again; time passed quickly as she kitered
on the road, so it was rather a long time before she reached her
"Go to Grannic..
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The girl enters the room.
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She knocked at the door and the wicked wolf squeaked: "Is that
my dear grandchild?"'
"Yes, dear grannie" said the child. ii
"Pull the bobbin and lift the latch, P
my dear" answered the wolf. '
The girl entered, walked up to the
bed and gave her message. 'J i
"Put the basket on the table, and Y '
uome and lie down by me" said the wolf. I ,
"Poor grannie" said Red Riding Itood, j i .i
"what a bad cold you have. I have i i,
brought you some wine to make you
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T .. hank you, my dear", said the wolf, w" ""' -. 1- S
*u are a good child."
But Red Riding Hood looked in great surprise at her supposed
"What large eyes you have, grannie" said the child.
"All the better, to see you" Said the wolf with a grin.
"And grannie, what large ears you have!"
"All the better, to hear with, my dear" growled the,-wolf.
"Oh. and what a large mouth and great teeth you have" added the
little girl, going very frightened.
The better to eat you" cried the wolf, and sprang up~rs he terifid64 -:hild
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But just at that moment the door burst open, and in rushed th
whom the girl had met on her way and who now had passed with
the cottage and had been alarmed by her cries.
S The cowardly wolf let go his hold
SRed Riding Hood, and tried to. make
his escape, but the woodman set upon him
and killed him at once. taking out her
They were allfiery happy and
surprised at the turn afairs had taken; the
woodman comforted the poor little girl and
carried her towards her home.
She had learnt a lesson, which she
never forgot and her mother was very
delighted to see her safe home again. 11II
The woodman and Red Riding Hood's
father killed all the wolves they could find
S'They are all now dead and little girls, when they go th
the woods, need not be afraid of meeting any wolves.