Little Red Riding Hood (Condensed Version)

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, in a small village at the edge of a forest, lived a sweet little girl who was loved by everyone around her. Her grandmother was particularly fond of her and made her a little red riding hood, which she wore so often that she was called “Little Red Riding Hood.”

One day, her mother asked her to carry a basket of cakes and a bottle of wine to her grandmother, who was feeling unwell. She instructed Little Red Riding Hood not to stray from the path or dawdle along the way.

Unfortunately, a wicked wolf overheard their conversation. As Little Red Riding Hood set off, the wolf took a shortcut and reached her grandmother’s house before her. He swiftly gulped down the poor old lady whole. Then, he put on her clothes, climbed into her bed, and awaited Little Red Riding Hood’s arrival.

When Little Red Riding Hood arrived, she instantly felt that something was amiss.

“Oh, grandmother,” she exclaimed, “What big ears you have!”

“The better to hear you with, my dear,” replied the wolf, trying to imitate the grandmother.

“But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!” she continued.

“The better to see you with, my dear.”

“And grandmother, what big teeth you have!”

“The better to eat you with!” roared the wolf as he leapt out of the bed to devour her.

But just in time, a huntsman passing by heard the loud voice and rushed to the house. He saw the big bad wolf jumping on Little Red Riding Hood and in a swift motion, he drew out his knife and killed the beast, saving the little girl. He then made a bold cut in the wolf’s belly and, to everyone’s surprise, out jumped the grandmother, still alive.

Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother were overjoyed. The grateful grandmother thanked the huntsman profusely, and the brave man left, warning Little Red Riding Hood to never stray from the path again.

And so, Little Red Riding Hood learned her lesson and never dawdled or strayed from her path again. She also learned to never trust strangers, no matter how sweet their words might be. From then on, she always remembered to respect her elders’ warnings, ensuring she lived happily ever after.

The End.