“Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf”

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Plot Description

Spoiler warning! The Wolf gets hungry and goes to Grandma’s house. He eats her up in one bite but isn’t satisfied yet. So he decides to put on Grandma’s clothes and wait for Little Red Riding Hood to arrive. When she gets there, they go through the familiar dialogue of her asking him about his big eyes and ears. Then she asks him about his furry coat. “That’s wrong!” he says, pointing out that she was supposed to ask about his teeth. Regardless, he says, he’s going to eat her up. Before he has a chance, the small girl pulls a pistol from her knickers and shoots him in the head. The narrator explains that he met Miss Riding Hood a few weeks later in the wood and was impressed by her new “lovely furry wolfskin coat.”

Fun Stuff

Sotheby’s Dahl Auction 1997