“‘Tis your grandchild, Little Red Riding-hood, who has brought you some custard and a little pot of butter sent to you by mamma.”

The wolf cried out to her, softening his voice a little:

“Pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up.”

Little Red Riding-hood pulled the bobbin, and the door opened.

The wolf, seeing her come in, said to her, hiding himself under the bedclothes:

“Put the custard and the little pot of butter upon the stool, and come and lie down with me.”

Little Red Riding-hood undressed herself and went into bed, where she was much surprised to see how her grandmother looked in her night-clothes.

She said to her:

“Grandmamma, what great arms you have got!”

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