Little Red Coat
There was a little girl. She lived with her mother in a hut near the forest.
One day the mother got some red cloth; she took her needle and she made a red coat for the little girl.
She put the coat on the little girl, and said, "I shall call you Little Red Coat." So the little girl was called "Little Red Coat" by her mother.
One day Little Red Coat said, "I want to show my red coat to Grandmother."
Grandmother lived in a hut. The way to the hut was through the forest.
The girl’s mother said, " You shall show Grandmother your red coat, and you shall take some eggs to her. You shall put on your little red coat and go through the forest to her house."
Then the girl’s mother put some eggs in a cloth, and gave them to the little girl, and said, "Take these eggs to Grandmother. You will go through the forest. Grandmother’s house is far from here. Do not wait on your way through the forest. If you wait, the night will come. At night there is a wolf in the forest; he eats little girls and boys."
Little Red Coat said, "I will not wait on my way through the forest."
Then Little Red Coat went out. She went on her way through the forest. As she went, she saw many flowers by the way. She said, "I will take some flowers to Grandmother." Then she went this way and that way getting flowers for her Grandmother. She waited getting the flowers. Night was coming and she was far from her Grandmother’s house. When she saw that night was coming, she ran.
As she ran she saw a wolf, with big red eyes, standing near a tree.
The wolf said, " Why do you run, Little Red Coat?"
"Night is coming," said Little Red Coat, "that is why I run."
The wolf said, " Where are you running, Little Red Coat?"
She said, "I am running to Grandmother."
"What are you taking to your Grandmother?" said the wolf.
’I am taking some eggs," said Little Red Coat.
"I will show you the way," said the wolf.
"No, no, no!" said Little Red Coat. "Do not show me the way; I know the way."
Then the wolf ran away through the trees.
The wolf came to Grandmother’s house, and said, "Are you in, Grandmother?"
"Who is that?" said Grandmother.
"I am Little Red Coat," said the wolf, "and I have got some eggs for you."
"Come in, Little Red Coat," said Grandmother.
Then the wolf went in, and ate up poor Grandmother. Then he took Grandmother’s clothes and put them on, and he got into Grandmother’s bed.
Little Red Coat came to the hut. She said, "Are you in, Grandmother?"
The wolf said, "Who is that?"
She said, "It is Little Red Coat. I have got some eggs and some flowers for you."
"Come in, Little. Red Coat," said the wolf.
Little Red Coat went in.
The wolf said, "Come near and show me what is in that cloth."
"Eggs, Grandmother," said Little Red Coat.
The wolf said, "What is that in your hand?"
"Flowers," said Little Red Coat.
"come near, and show me your flowers, Little Red Coat," said the wolf.
Then Little Red Coat went near to the bed and sat down.
Then she said, " What big ears you have got, Grandmother."
" have got big ears to hear you with," said the wolf.
"What big eyes you have got, Grand- mother," said Little Red Coat.
"I have got big eyes to see you with," said the wolf.
"What a big mouth you have got, Grand- mother," said Little Red Coat.
"I have got a big mouth to eat you with!" said the wolf. And he jumped out of the bed and ran to catch Little Red Coat. She ran to the door, and out into the forest. The wolf ran. Little Red Coat ran.
Then she heard a shot. There was a man waiting near a tree. He had shot the wolf. The wolf was dead. Little Red Coat saw that the man was her father. Her father heard that the wolf was in the forest, and he came to help Little Red Coat.