شنل قرمزی – Little red riding hood
داستان معروف و قدیمی شنل قرمزی، یک داستان فولکلور اروپایی است. که اولین باز توسط شارل پره نویسنده فرانسوی قرن هفده ام نوشت؛ که دساتان دختری بچه ای با شنل قرمز را روایت می کند که توسط گرگی گول می خورد پایان این داستان گرگ شنل قرمزی و مادر بزرگش را میخورد، تا درس عبرتی باشد.
اما برادران گریم در قرن نوزدهم با اضافه کردن کاراکتر هیزم شکن پایان داستان را تغییر می دهنند.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
There was once a sweet little maid who lived with her father and mother
in a pretty little cottage at the edge of the village. At the further end of the
wood was another pretty cottage and in it lived her grandmother.
Everybody loved this little girl, her grandmother perhaps loved her most
of all and gave her a great many pretty things. Once she gave her a red
cloak with a hood which she always wore, so people called her Little Red
One morning Little Red Riding Hood’s mother said, “Put on your things
and go to see your grandmother. She has been ill; take along this basket
for her. I have put in it eggs, butter and cake, and other dainties.”
It was a bright and sunny morning. Red Riding Hood was so happy that at first she wanted to
dance through the wood. All around her grew pretty wild flowers which she loved so well and
she stopped to pick a bunch for her grandmother.
Little Red Riding Hood wandered from her path
and was stooping to pick a flower when from
behind her a gruff voice said, “Good morning,
Little Red Riding Hood.” Little Red Riding Hood
turned around and saw a great big wolf, but Little
Red Riding Hood did not know what a wicked
beast the wolf was, so she was not afraid.
“What have you in that basket, Little Red Riding
“Eggs and butter and cake, Mr. Wolf.”
“Where are you going with them, Little Red
“I am going to my grandmother, who is ill, Mr.
“Where does your grandmother live, Little Red
“Along that path, past the wild rose bushes, then through the gate at the end of the wood, Mr.Wolf.”
Then Mr. Wolf again said “Good morning” and set off, and Little Red
Riding Hood again went in search of wild flowers.
At last he reached the porch covered with flowers and knocked at the
door of the cottage.
“Who is there?” called the grandmother.
“Little Red Riding Hood,” said the wicked wolf.
“Press the latch, open the door, and walk in,” said the grandmother.
The wolf pressed the latch, and walked in where the grandmother lay inbed. He made one jump at her, but she jumped out of bed into a closet.
Then the wolf put on the cap which she had dropped and crept under thebedclothes.
In a short while Little Red Riding Hood knocked
at the door, and walked in, saying, “Good
morning, Grandmother, I have brought you eggs,
butter and cake, and here is a bunch of flowers I
gathered in the wood.”
As she came nearer the
bed she said, “What big ears you have,
“All the better to hear you with, my dear.”
“What big eyes you have, Grandmother.”
“All the better to see you with, my dear.”
“But, Grandmother, what a big nose you have.”
“All the better to smell with, my dear.”
“But, Grandmother, what a big mouth you have.”
“All the better to eat you up with, my dear,” he
said as he sprang at Little Red Riding Hood.
Just at that moment Little Red Riding
Hood’s father was passing the cottage and
heard her scream. He rushed in and with
his axe chopped off Mr. Wolf’s head.
Everybody was happy that Little Red
Riding Hood had escaped the wolf. Then
Little Red Riding Hood’s father carried her
home and they lived happily ever after.