Little Red Riding Hood short english stories with moral values

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Little Red Riding Hood short english stories with moral values

Once upon a time, in a quaint little village nestled between rolling hills and thick forests, there lived a sweet and innocent girl named Little Red Riding Hood. She was known for her striking red hood, a gift from her loving grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood wore it everywhere, earning her the affectionate nickname from the villagers.

One sunny morning, Little Red Riding Hood’s mother called her into the kitchen. “My dear,” her mother said, “your grandmother is feeling unwell. I’ve made her a basket of goodies. Would you be a kind soul and take it to her? It will cheer her up.”

Little Red Riding Hood, always eager to help, agreed wholeheartedly. She kissed her mother goodbye and set off on the winding forest path to her grandmother’s house. As she walked, she hummed a merry tune, her red hood bobbing along with her every step.

The forest was enchanting, with tall, ancient trees and dappled sunlight filtering through the leaves. Birds sang melodiously, and the air was filled with the sweet fragrance of wildflowers. Little Red Riding Hood felt perfectly content in her idyllic surroundings.

However, deep in the heart of the forest, a cunning and sly wolf lurked. He had heard about Little Red Riding Hood and her visit to her grandmother’s house. The wolf desired the basket of goodies for himself and hatched a wicked plan.

The wolf, disguising his intentions, approached Little Red Riding Hood. “Good day, Little Red Riding Hood,” he greeted her, his voice as smooth as silk.

“Good day, Mr. Wolf,” Little Red Riding Hood replied, her innocent eyes meeting him.

“Where are you going with that lovely basket?” the wolf asked, feigning curiosity.

“I’m going to visit my grandmother,” Little Red Riding Hood replied, not suspecting any foul play. “She’s feeling unwell, and I’m taking her these goodies.”

The wolf’s eyes gleamed with greed, and he concocted a cunning lie. “Oh dear,” he said, feigning concern, “the path you’re on is long and treacherous. There’s a shortcut through the dense woods. Why don’t you take that path instead? You’ll reach your grandmother’s house much faster.”

Little Red Riding Hood, trusting the wolf’s advice, decided to take the shortcut. She thanked the wolf and ventured deeper into the forest, following the new path the wolf had suggested.

Meanwhile, the wolf, with his wicked intentions, took a different route. He raced ahead to reach Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s house first.

As Little Red Riding Hood journeyed deeper into the woods, she began to sense that something was amiss. The trees grew thicker, and the path became less distinct. She couldn’t help but feel a growing unease.

At last, she arrived at her grandmother’s house, her heart pounding. She knocked on the door, but there was no response. Worried, she opened the door and stepped inside. To her surprise, she found the room dimly lit, and her grandmother’s bed was empty.

Suddenly, the cunning wolf, disguised as the grandmother, leaped out from the covers. Little Red Riding Hood gasped in shock as she realized the truth. The wolf had tricked her!

The wolf, with a sly grin, revealed his sharp teeth. “Oh, Little Red Riding Hood, you’re just in time for dinner,” he growled.

Terrified but quick-witted, Little Red Riding Hood thought of a plan. She said, “Oh, Grandmother, what big eyes you have!”

The wolf, caught off guard, replied, “All the better to see you with, my dear.”

Little Red Riding Hood continued, “And what big ears you have!”

The wolf, growing even more confused, answered, “All the better to hear you with, my dear.”

With each question, Little Red Riding Hood pointed out the wolf’s features – his big eyes, big ears, and big teeth – and the wolf played along, not realizing that Little Red Riding Hood was buying time.

Finally, Little Red Riding Hood asked, “And what big teeth you have!” And without waiting for the wolf to answer, she swiftly pulled a concealed pair of scissors from her basket and cut the wolf’s disguise, revealing him in all his sinister glory.

The wolf howled in pain and embarrassment as his plan was foiled. Little Red Riding Hood quickly grabbed her basket and ran out of the house, locking the door behind her.

She sprinted back through the forest, following the path she had taken earlier, and reached her grandmother’s house just in time to see the wolf escaping through a window.

Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother were relieved to be safe once more. They hugged and thanked each other for their quick thinking. Little Red Riding Hood realized the importance of being cautious and not trusting strangers, even when they seemed kind.

The moral of the story is that in this world, not everyone is as they seem. Little Red Riding Hood learned to be cautious and trust her instincts. She also realized the value of quick thinking and cleverness in times of trouble.

From that day on, Little Red Riding Hood never strayed from the path in the forest, and she became known not only for her red hood but also for her wisdom and courage. Her story became a beloved tale, often shared with children at bedtime, as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and cleverness in the face of danger.

So, the next time you hear a story about Little Red Riding Hood, remember the moral values it teaches, and always be cautious of the wolves that may hide behind friendly faces.

THE END

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