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eBay Fairy Tales - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
A classic fable collected by the Brothers Grimm as told through eBay Collections.
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It was not long before someone knocked at the door and called out, "Open the door, children dear, your mother is here, and has brought something for each one of you."
The children reply "You are not our mother. She has a soft and gentle voice, but your voice is rough. You are the wolf."
But the wolf laid one of his black paws inside the window. The children saw it and cried out, "We will not open the door. Our mother does not have a black foot like you. You are the wolf."
So the wolf ran to a baker and said, "I have sprained my foot. Rub some dough on it for me." After the baker had rubbed dough on his foot, the wolf ran to the miller and said, "Sprinkle some white flour on my foot for me."
Now the villain went for a third time to the door, knocked at it, and said, "Open the door for me, children. Your dear little mother has come home, and has brought every one of you something from the woods."
He put his paw inside the window, and when they saw that it was white, they believed that everything he said was true, and they opened the door. But who came in? It was the wolf.
The wolf found them all, and with no further ado he swallowed them down his throat, one after the other.
Soon afterward the mother goat came home from the woods.
She called them by name, one after the other, but no one answered. When she at last came to the youngest, a soft voice cried out, "Mother dear, I am hiding in the clock case."
In her despair she went outside and came to the meadow where the wolf lay by the tree, snoring so loudly that the branches shook. She looked at him from all sides and saw that something was moving and jiggling inside his full belly.
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