Go, my dear, and see how your grandmother is doing, for I hear she has been very ill.
I have a good mind to eat her up.
There was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. When she went out she wore a red riding cloak so everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood. One morning she asked if she could go and see her grandmother as it had been a while since Little Red Riding Hood last saw her. She kissed her mother goodbye and set off into the woods with a warning of not to talk to strangers.
I'm on my way to see my Grandma who lives through the forest, near the brook.
What are you doing out here, little girl?
When Little Red Riding Hood went into the woods she forgot her mother's warning and noticed some lovely flowers. She picked a few and watched the butterflies for a while. Then she listened to the frogs croaking and picked a few more flowers.
It's me, Little Red Riding Hood.
Who is it?
Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much that she didn't notice the dark shadow approaching behind her...
Grandmother! What big teeth you have.
The better to eat you with, my dear!
Suddenly, the wolf appeared beside Little Red Riding Hood and asked where she was going. She told him she was going to see her grandma but then realized how late she was and excused herself. The wolf, meanwhile, took a shortcut and arrived first. He knocked on the door, let himself in and gobbled grandma up before jumping into her bed to wait for Little Red Riding Hood.
A few minutes later, Little Red Riding Hood knocked at the door. "Who is it?" he called in a cackly voice. "It's me, Little Red Riding Hood." The wolf replied, "Do come in, dear." When she entered she could hardly recognise her grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood remarked on her grandmother's voice, ears and eyes.
Little Red Riding Hood then remarked on her grandmother's teeth. The wolf replied, "The better to eat you with, my dear!" He leapt out of the bed and began chasing the little girl. She ran shouting "Help! Wolf!" A woodsman nearby heard her and ran to the cottage. He grabbed the wolf and made him spit grandma out before taking him deep into the woods where her would never bother anyone again. Little Red Riding Hood and grandma had a nice lunch and a long chat.