One day, her mother having made some custards, said to her, "go my dear, and see how thy grandma' does, for I hear she has been ill; carry her a custard, and a pot of sweetmeats" Little Red Riding Hood set out immediately; [SWITCH] but as she was going through a wood, she met with Gaffer Wolf. He asked her which way she was going. The poor child, said, "I am going to see [PAGE] my grandma' and carry her a custard and a little pot of sweetmeats." "Does she live far off?" said the wolf. "Oh, yes," answered Little Red Riding Hood, "it is beyond the mill, at the yellow house which you see yonder." "Well," said the wolf, "i'll go this way, and you go that; and we shall see which will be there soonest."
The wolf then ran as fast as [PAGE] he could, taking the nearest way, and the little girl went the farthest about, diverting hersslf in running after butterflies, gathering nuts, and making posies of such flowers as she found.
[SWITCH] The wolf soon got to the old lady's. He knocked at the door. "Who's there?" said she. "Your grandchild, Little Red Riding-Hood," (replied the Wolf,) "who has brought a custard and a pot of sweetmeats, given you by my ma."
The grandmother, who was ill in bed, said, "pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up." The Wolf did so, and the door opened, and then presently he fell upon the good woman, and eat her up. He then shut the door, and got into the bed, ex[PAGE]pecting Little Red Riding-Hood, who came soon after, and tapped at the door. [SWITCH] 'Who's there?" said the wolf. Little Red Riding Hood: hearing the big voice of the wolf, was at first afraid, but believing her grandmother had got a cold, and so was hoarse, answered, "your grandchild, Little Red Riding-Rood, who has brought a custard, and a pot of sweetmeats, my ma' sends to you." [PAGE] The wolf cried out to her, (softening his voice as much as he could,) "pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up." Little Red Riding-Hood did so, and the door opened.
The wolf, seeing her, hid himself, and bid her put the custard and the sweetmeats upon the table and come and lie down. [SWITCH] She then went into bed, where, being greatly amazed to see how her grandmother looked, she said, "grandma," what great arms have you got!" "That's the better to hug thee my dear." "What great legs you have got!" "That is to run the better, my child." "What great ears have you got!" "That is to hear the better, child." "What great eyes [PAGE] have you got!" "It is to see the better, my dear." "Grandma', what great teeth have you got!" "They are to eat thee up." And having said these words, he fell upon poor Little Red Riding Hood and eat her all up.
They all turned out to search for her; at last Sally Jones ventured into the house, found the clothes of Little Red Riding Hood, torn all about the floor, and the wolf fast asleep. She [PAGE] made the best of her way out, taking care to pull the door shut after her. When Sally told what she had seen, the alarm bell was rung, and the villagers were all in a rage. So they all set off to the attack. Poor wolf was pawing at the door, and pushing to get out; "where is little Red Riding Hood and her grandma'?" said Sally Jones. "They are both fast asleep," says the wolf. Then the wolf ran up stairs, and Sally went in and fastened the stair door; in this dilemma he climbed up chimney, and Mrs. Gossip set fire to a parcel of straw to smoke him out; he soon began to cry for mercy. Upon this Jack Brown, the sailor, threw a bunch of crackers into the fire, which blew him up as dead as a door nail.