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Little Red Riding Hood
On a chilly spring morning, Red Riding Hood set off to visit her grandma. The old lady had not been well. Red Riding Hood had packed a basket, full of lovely treats, to cheer her grandma up. As Red Riding Hood (she was called Rosie really) prepared to leave, her mother gave her a warning. “Rosie, go straight to Grandma’s cottage and don’t talk to any strangers on the journey.” As Rosie travelled along the path, she spotted some pretty flowers. Thinking they would be nice for Grandma, she stopped to pick a few. There were so many colours that Rosie spent far longer than she had planned plucking her bunch of flowers. Meanwhile, a wicked wolf quietly watched from behind a group of trees. “What a tasty snack this little lady would be!” he thought. The wolf crept up to Red Riding Hood At first Rosie was startled. She had never met a wolf before and this one was rather large and very hairy! “Good morning, young lady,” the wolf purred, “ and where might you be going this very fine day?” “To visit my grandmother,” Rosie replied. “ I’m taking this basketful of treats to cheer her up!” The wolf thought to himself, ” Why have one snack when I can have two? I’ll have the old lady first and then this little morsel later!” “Sir, I must be going now,” said Rosie. “Perhaps we’ll meet again?” “Perhaps we will,” replied the wolf, in his smooth voice. Of course the wolf ran on ahead and reached Grandma’s cottage way before Red Riding Hood. Fortunately, Grandma had begun to feel better and had nipped into town to do a little shopping. Thoughtfully, she had left a note on the door for Rosie. It read: Dear Rosie, Just popped out to the shops. Back soon. Make yourself at home. Lots of love, Granny. Now that did not please the wolf. Feeling furious at missing Granny, he let himself into the cottage and lay in wait for Red Riding Hood. Well we all know what happened next. Red Riding Hood arrived at Grandma’s cottage. She lifted the latch and let herself inside. The wolf looked perfectly ridiculous dressed in Grandma’s clothes. Not to mention a pair Grandma’s reading spectacles perched on the end of his long nose. “Oh Grandma what big eyes you have,” cried Red Riding Hood. “All the better to see you with,” replied the wolf. “Oh Grandma what big ears you have,” cried Red Riding Hood. “All the better to hear you with,” replied the wolf. “Oh Grandma what big teeth you have,” cried Red Riding Hood. “All the better to eat you with,” replied the wolf. “Really?” asked Red Riding Hood. Red Riding Hood laughed out loud. She laughed so loud that Granny and the local woodcutter heard her giggles. They ran to the cottage as fast as they could. Poor Mr.Wolf. He felt so embarrassed and such a fool. With a giant leap, he bounded from the cottage and was never seen in that story again. So that was the end. The wolf was gone. Grandma and Rosie were safe. As soon as the kettle had boiled, they enjoyed a delicious teatime together with Roy the Woodcutter. And of course, Rosie (Little Red Riding Hood) never stopped and spoke to strangers ever again.