Jack and the Beanstalk (Modern Version)
Once upon a time, there was a single mother named Diane, who lived with her only son, Jack, in a small town. They lived a modest lifestyle with their only source of income being a dairy cow named Bessie. Unfortunately, Bessie stopped producing milk, and they decided to sell her to meet their necessities.
Diane tasked Jack with selling Bessie at the market, hoping to make enough money to last them a while. On his way, Jack encountered a charismatic salesman who offered him five “magical” beans in exchange for his cow. Jack, always a sucker for adventure and magic, accepted the deal and headed home, excited about the beans’ potential.
Back home, however, Diane was far from pleased. Frustrated that Jack had traded their only asset for mere beans, she lost her temper, tossed the beans out of the window, and sent Jack to bed without supper.
The next morning, to their surprise, they found an enormous beanstalk had grown overnight from the discarded beans. Overflowing with curiosity and a sense of adventure, Jack decided to climb the beanstalk. He ascended high above the clouds and finally reached a strange land with a grand castle.
Venturing inside, Jack found the castle was inhabited by a giant and his wife. He was able to hide and observe their daily routines. He noticed the giant possessed a goose that laid golden eggs and a harp that sang enchanting tunes. Seeing an opportunity to improve his and his mother’s lives, Jack decided to steal them.
One by one, he took the goose and the harp while the giant was sleeping. However, as he was making his escape with the harp, it awoke and alerted the giant to Jack’s presence. The furious giant chased Jack to the beanstalk.
Jack hurried down the beanstalk and called to his mother to bring him an axe. As the giant began descending the beanstalk, Jack started chopping. Just as the giant reached the bottom, Jack made his final chop. The beanstalk tumbled over, and the giant fell, never to be seen again.
With the golden eggs and the magical harp, Jack and his mother lived comfortably for the rest of their lives, never forgetting the lesson learned about magical beans and the risks and rewards of daring adventures.