Ravyn: The Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: April 01, 2012

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"Ravyn, will you come here for a minute, dear?"

The young girl passed through the doorway, into the kitchen, where her mom was awaiting her arivial.

"Yes?" she asked.

"Here," she handed Ravyn a basket with a peice of cake and a bottle of wine in it."Take these to you grandmother. She is ill and weak, and they will do her good. Now get going before it gets dark. And walk slowly, so you won't wander off the path. And wear your red cloak that your grandmother made you. It will please her."

"Of course," the girl said, throwing on her red cloak and putting up the hood. She grasped the basket tightly and ran quickly out the door.

"Be careful, my Little Red Riding Hood!" yelled her mother into the air surrounding her.

Ravyn's grandmother lived out in the wood. Nearly half a mile from the village, and just as the girl entered the woods, a wolf met her. She did not know what a wicked creature he was, and therefore wasn't scared at all.

"Good day, Little Red Riding Hood," said the wolf slyly.

"Thank you kindly, wolf," replied she.

"Where are you off to so early?"

"My grandmother's house,"

"What do you have in your basket?" questioned the wolf.

"Cake and wine. My grandmother is sick, so she must get stronger," explained Ravyn.

"Where does your grandmother live, Little Red Riding Hood?"

"About half a mile more into the woods. Her house is surrounded by big oak trees. Surley you've heared of it,"

'Ah ha!' the wolf thought to himself,'I must act craftily so I can catch both the old hag and the young girl!'

So, the wolf walked for a while next to Ravyn. When suddenly, he said, " Little Red Riding Hood? Do you see how beautiful the wild flowers look out here? Why don't you have a look around?"

Glancing around, the girl saw that the wolf was right. It was simply beautiful. "Yes. You're right! I think I'll bring my grandmother a fresh Nosegay. That will please her too,"

Ravyn took off the path and into the woods, in search of a flower. Though, when she found one she fancied, she saw a prettier one farther on, and ran after it, therefore, she went farther into the wood.

In the meantime, the sly wolf took off running straight to the grandmother's house, and knocked on the door.

"Who is there?" asked the grandmother

"Little Red Riding Hood!" replied the wolf.

"Okay! Lift up the latch. I am too weak to get up and lift it," The wolf did as she said, and without hesitation, ran inside and devoured the grandmother. He dressed in the grandmother's clothes, pulled the curtains, and lay in the grandmother's bed.

However, Ravyn had been running about, picking flowers. She soon remembered her grandmother, and, still holding the flowers in her basket, took off towards her grandmother's house.

The girl reached the house soon, but felt very uneasy as she arrived.

"Good evening," she called.

There was no reply.

She walked up to her grandmother's bed and saw her, lying with her cap pulled almost completly over her face.

"Oh grandmother! What big ears you have!" Ravyn exclaimed.

"All the better to hear you with, my child," the reply came.

"But, what big eyes you have!"

"All the better to see you with, my dear,"

"But, what big hands you have!"

"All the better to hug you with,"

"But, what a terrible, big mouth you have!"

"All the better to eat you with!"

The wolf then bounded across the room and devoured Ravyn.


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