Little Red Riding Hood :
This is the story of a pretty child who lived in the meadows of a far away forest with her father and mother. Her name was Maise. But the neighbouring people always used to call her little red riding hood, because she always wore the beautiful red cloak which her grandmother had stitched. Red riding hood was a very pretty and gentle child. Everybody seemed to love her as she was as bright as sun and had a warm word for everyone. She was a kind and a loving kid and everyone simply adored and loved her.
One day, her mother told her, "Do you know riding hood that your granny is sick? She is unable to get up from her bed and prepare anything for herself and I cannot leave cheese making here because that fetches us money. So dear, here is a to-do for you. Go quick and give her this breakfast and find out how she is and come back soon,” and gave her a pack of breakfast which was to be delivered to granny.
As red riding hood put on the cloak, her mother shouted from inside, “And don't stand plucking away flowers in the forest or waste time talking to everyone. Granny will be waiting for her food!”
Little red riding hood set her curls right, took the basket and marched away into the forest. Slowly the sun began to rise and riding hood was thoroughly enjoying her journey. Now, in that big forest lived a big bad wolf who from a very long time wanted to kill Maise and eat her up. He now saw that red riding hood was walking alone in the forest and ran up to her and started trotting beside her.
“Hi! Red riding hood! How are you doing today?!”
“I am doing fine Mr. Wolf! How are you?” she replied back.
“Oh I am fine too sweetheart! Looks like you are going somewhere in a hurry taking a big basket. Would you let me know where you are going?”
“You bet Mr. Wolf! I am going to see my granny who is very sick and down on the bed.
Mommy says she is not able to get up from the bed and not able to make any breakfast. Poor granny! I will have to find out how she is and tell mommy.”
“Oh you are such a sweet lass. Why don’t we play a game? Tell me where exactly your granny lives?”
“Granny? Oh she lives through the copse and down the hollow and over the bridge and three meadows after the mill”
“Okay then, you take this route and I will take the other one and let’s see who reaches there first. Okay?”
“Done, Mr. Wolf!” replied the kid.
“And don’t forget to get some beautiful flowers for your granny she’ll love them,” said the big bad wolf as he ran away.
Red riding hood thought that it was a wonderful idea and started to pluck all the flowers
that she found on the way to gift her granny. And she forgot what her mommy had warned about not wasting time. Soon, she realized that the sun was already high up in the sky, so she ran fast to her destiny. She reached granny’s house panting and then saw that the door was a little open.
“Granny!” shouted riding hood.
“The door is open kiddo. Come in!” came a grumpy, harsh voice.
“Poor granny, you must be so sick! Your voice has turned out to be so harsh and soar,” riding hood commented.
Little did she know that the wolf had reached before her and locked up the granny in a room and had dressed up like granny and was sitting on the bed.
“Come and sit down beside my bed, dear,” wheezed the Wolf, “and let us have a little chat.”
Then the Wolf stretched out his large hairy paws and began to unfasten the basket.
“Oh!” said Red Riding-Hood, “what great arms you have, Granny!”
“All the better to hug you with,” said the Wolf.
“And what great rough ears you have, Granny!”
“All the better to hear you with, my little dear.”
“And your eyes, Granny, what great yellow eyes you have!”
“All the better to see you with, my pet” grinned the Wolf.
“And Oh! Oh! Granny,” cried the child in a sad fright, “what great sharp teeth you have!”
“All the better to EAT YOU ” said Mr. Wolf and jumped out of the bed to pounce on her.
Whroom, she ran put of the room into the kitchen and then into the living room. The big bad Wolf followed her everywhere.
“Help! Help!” shouted riding hood with her cheeks red and wet with tears.
Just as the wolf was about to pounce on her, the door was broke open by a tall, strong wood-cutter who had come running on hearing riding hood’s cries. He ran to the wolf and with one blow brought him to the floor and the wolf died. Riding hood sobbed and sobbed and when she was finally able to speak she said, "Where is granny?”
And after a short search they found granny locked up in the bath room. She was freed and
granny got her breakfast. Red riding hood was then taken away home with care. There ends the story of red riding hood.
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