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Little Red RidingHood
Charles Perrault

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carry her a custard and this little pot of butter. the prettiest creature that ever was seen. which became the girl so well that everybody called her Little Red Ridinghood. said to her:— "Go. for I hear she has been very ill." Little Red Riding-hood set out immediately to go to her grandmother's. One day her mother. she met Gaffer Wolf. As she was going through the wood. Her mother was very fond of her. and see how your grandmother does. my dear. because of some . This good woman made for her a little red riding-hood. who lived in another village. but he dared not. having made some custards. who had a very great mind to eat her up. and her grandmother loved her still more.Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl.

He asked her whither she was going. and you go that. running after butterflies. "and I'll go and see her." "Does she live far off?" said the Wolf. "it is beyond that mill you see there." "Well. The poor child. and making no- . too. the first house you come to in the village. yes." answered Little Red Riding-hood. amusing herself by gathering nuts." The Wolf began to run as fast as he could. said to him:— "I am going to see my grandmother. taking the shortest way. and we shall see who will be there first. who did not know that it was dangerous to stay and hear a wolf talk. I'll go this way.fagot-makers hard by in the forest. "Oh." said the Wolf. and carry her a custard and a little pot of butter from my mamma. and the little girl went by the longest way.

who was in bed. He knocked at the door— tap. because she was somewhat ill. and waited for Little Red Riding-hood." replied the Wolf." The Wolf pulled the bobbin. for he had not eaten anything for more than three days. He then shut the [Pg 82]door. tap. cried out:— "Pull the bobbin. "who has brought a custard and a little pot of butter sent to you by mamma. tap. and the latch will go up. went into the grandmother's bed. The Wolf was not long before he reached the old woman's house.segays of such little flowers as she met with. and the door opened." The good grandmother. Little Red Riding-hood. imitating her voice. "Who's there?" called the grandmother. who came . He fell upon the good woman and ate her up in no time. "Your grandchild.

tap. and the door opened. seeing her come in. was at first afraid." Little Red Riding-hood pulled the bobbin. tap. said to her. "Who's there?" called the Wolf. and the latch will go up. Little Red Riding-hood. The Wolf." The Wolf cried out to her. Little Red Riding-hood. who has brought you a custard and a little pot of butter sent to you by mamma. hiding himself under the bedclothes:— . softening his voice a little:— "Pull the bobbin. answered:— "'Tis your grandchild. but thinking her grandmother had a cold.sometime afterward and knocked at the door— tap. hearing the big voice of the Wolf.

81." "Grandmamma. where she was much surprised to see how her grandmother looked in her night-clothes. She said to her:— "Grandmamma. my child. what great arms you have got!" "That is the better to hug thee." "Grandmamma. what great legs you have got!" "He fell upon the Good Woman. [Pg 84] "That is to run the better." p. what great ears you have got!" ." Little Red Riding-hood undressed herself and went into bed. my dear."Put the custard and the little pot of butter upon the stool. and come and lie down with me.

what great eyes you have got!" "It is to see the better." "Grandmamma. . my child. what great teeth you have got!" "That is to eat thee up."That is to hear the better. this wicked Wolf fell upon Little Red Riding-hood." "Grandmamma. my child. saying these words. and ate her all up." And.

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