Archive for August, 2017

The tale of Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother and the three wolves

August 11, 2017

Once upon a time there was a little old lady that lived by herself in the woods.  ‘I wonder when Little Red Riding Hood is going to call she thought’. There was a rat-a-tat at the door.

‘Let me in, let me in!’ came a gruff voice.

‘Alright, alright,’ said grandma.  ‘Don’t get your socks off’.  She opened the door and there was a wolf.  ‘What can I do for you young man?’

‘I’m here to eat you,’ said the wolf.

‘Yes, you do look ravenous,’ said the little old lady.  ‘You should have some of my cookies first, they are straight from the oven.’

Confused, the wolf grabbed a handful of biscuits and scoffed them down.  ‘Wait a minute, is that chocolate?’

‘It is’, said the little old lady.

*

A little bit later, the second wolf came along to the little old lady’s house.  Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, he went at the door.  ‘Coming!’ said a voice.  ‘No patience, young kids these days…’

‘What can I do for you, young man?’ she asked when she opened the door.

‘I’m here to eat you,’ said the second wolf.

‘Oh, that sounds marvelous.  But first you must come inside and get warm.  You’ll catch a chill out there.’

Confused, the second wolf allowed himself to be herded into the house, and into the kitchen.

‘You will be nice and comfortable here in this room.  I think there is a thermostat somewhere,’ the lady said.

Obediently, the second wolf climbed into the tiny room offered.  Then the lady shut the door to the oven and put a pot of tea on the stove.

*

A little bit later, the third wolf came to the door.  Knock-knock, knock-knock.  ‘Yes, yes.  So many visitors.  A lady can’t get any peace around here.’

The door opened, and the third wolf saw a lady warming her hands on a cup of tea.  ‘Yes, so what can I do for you young man?’

Now the third wolf was a bit hard of thinking, and a bit daft.  ‘You know, I really can’t remember,’ he said.

‘Perhaps you would like to fetch this stick for me?’

And they both lived happily ever after.