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 Little Red Riding-Hood
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Group Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Title: Denslow's Little Red Riding Hood
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Title: Denslow's Little Red Riding Hood
Series Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Uniform Title: Little Red Riding Hood
Physical Description: 12 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Denslow, W. W ( William Wallace ), 1856-1915 ( Illustrator )
G. W. Dillingham Co ( Publisher )
J.J. Little & Co ( Printer )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Manufacturer: J.J. Little & Co.
Publication Date: 1903
Subject: Wolves -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Wolves as pets -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Fairy tales   ( lcsh )
Fairy tales -- 1903   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1903   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1903
Genre: Fairy tales   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: adapted and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements, back cover.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00085962
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216682
oclc - 10579598

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Little Red Riding-Hood
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        Page 4
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        Page 6
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    Back Cover
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G.W.Dillingham Co.
Publishers, NewYork.

Copyright 1903 by
W.W. Denslow.
Published, August
1 90

The Baldwin Library
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The forest was bright with the many
colored leaves of autumn, as Little Red
Riding Hood tripped merrily along the
woodland path, toward her grandmother's
cottage, two or more miles from her own
house, with a basket of good things for the
old lady.
There were cheese cakes, honey, some
oolong tea, gingerbread, and many little
dainty tidbits that the good grandmother
could not get in her far away home.
Little Red Riding Hood was a favorite
child of the fairies, so no harm could ever
come to her, and she was a friend of all
the little song birds in the wild wood, so
that they came and twittered to her, and
she talked to them, in their own language,
as she went gaily on her way.

"Good morning, Red Riding Hood,"
said the gaunt gray wolf, as he stood in
her path, and sniffed at her basket, "what
have you there?"
"Some cheese cakes and sweets, for
granny dear," said she, "so get out of my
way, and let me go on, for I must hurry."
She did not like the hungry look of the
wolf, nor the gleam of his cruel looking
teeth, when he smiled and tried to look
It made the hungry wolf's mouth water,
when he heard of all those good things,
and as he was a greedy robber, he had a
great mind to take them away from Riding
Hood, and eat them up. But when he
heard the ring of the woodman's ax, as
he chopped at the sturdy
oaks, near by, he was
afraid that a call from
Riding Hood would get
him into trouble, so, as he
was a crafty old wolf, he
simply said, with a smile,

"Why certainly, my dear, run right
along to granny. I hope you will find her
But no sooner was she out of sight
than off he flew, by a short cut, to the
cottage of the grandmother, for he was
bound to have that good dinner if he could
get it.
Loudly he knocked on the door and as
there was no answer, he pulled the latch
stri and went sneaking in.
"Granny isn't
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himself, "now I will
"" have it all my own
i7 I wav. and yet that

too. I'll just put on this nightcap and gown,
that are hanging here, and when Riding
Hood comes in and puts the basket down,
I will jump up and growl and snap my
teeth; she will be frightened, of course, and
run away, then I will have the cakes and
sweets to myself."
No sooner said than done, and when
he had climbed in between the clean white
sheets of the bed, and pulled the night=cap
well over his long nose,
you could not have told .
the wicked old gray
wolf from a nice old "
Just as he expected,
in came Little Red Riding
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"I'm not feeling very well, my dear,"
said the wolf, in as mild a voice as a
wolf could use.
"My! my! what a hoarse voice you
have," said the girl.
"I have a cold, my dear," said the
wolf, and his greedy eyes shone bright
under the nightcap.
"Goodness! how fierce your eyes
look, and what big sharp teeth you
have, dear grandmamma," said Riding
"The better to see, and to eat up your
good sweets with, and you too, if you
don't keep still," growled the wolf, as he
sprang out of bed; but as he jumped he
got all tangled up in the night gown,
and went fliperty=flop on the floor, where,
the more he kicked to get free from the

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come softly
in as he
made his
last speech,
"I'll teach
you to put -
on my night
clothes, and ::i
get into my
nice bed,"
she hit him
a sounding
whack on
the head
with her walking stick; crack! and
belabored him over the back; she
the sneaking old gray wolf up in
corner, and beat him until he howled
Then she chained him to a p
outside in the garden, where the li
girl went up to him, and said, "N
will you be good?" and left him to th
it over.



It was a jolly little lunch, that the
child and the old lady sat down to, that
day, with the cheese cakes and sweetmeats
from the basket, that had been so nearly
lost, and they lingered long over the tea
cups, chatting and trying to think of some
way to reform the wolf and make him
When lunch was finally over Little
Red Riding Hood went out and had a long
talk with the wolf.
He seemed subdued by the beating,
and he promised faithfully to be good and
to always do as he was bid, if they would
feed him, and not tell the woodmen about
what he had done, for he


So the little girl sent word, by the
woodmen, that she would not be home for
a few days, but would stay with her grand=
mother to keep her company.
She then devoted herself to teaching
the wolf to be good, useful and amusing.
The first thing she taught him, was to
sit up and beg for his meals, and never to
steal anything to eat.
Beside she showed him many tricks
to amuse; he would sit up, stand on his
hind legs and walk, he would lie down
and roll over, in fact he
would do anything that
Riding Hood told him.

no robbers or tramps
would dare come near
the place.
When she was ready
to go home, she hitched
the wolf to a funny little
cart, the woodmen had
made for her, and bid=
ding her grandmamma,
goodbye, she started,
like a little princess, in
her carriage.
Great was the surprise
of the master woodman and his wife to
see their little daughter come home in
a cart drawn by the gaunt gray wolf,
they greeted her with joy and treated the
wolf well.
Little Red Riding Hood named the
wolf, Towser, and sent him to his friends
in the wild wood to tell them how well
he was treated, and what a good time he

had at the home of Riding Hood, so many
wolves came, and lived in the cottages of
the woodmen and farmers of that country
and proved to be useful.
And it is to this little girl, of the olden
time, so long ago, we owe our thanks, for
giving to us, that trusty and faithful
friend;-THE DOG.

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Press of J. J. Little & Co.,
New York.

Denslow's Picture Books for Children
For these books W. W. Denslow has revised and adapted several of the
best classical fairy tales. He has improved these stories by elimination of
all coarseness, cruelty, and everything that might frighten children. They
are new; more beautiful and striking in both text and picture than any
children's books heretofore published. Each book is filled with pictures of
action and fun in brilliant colors. The twelve books are uniform in size.


(. W. Dillingham Company, Publishers, New York

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