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A little Story along the Way

In order to make you smile. Or at least to make you smirk.

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.



Little Red Riding Hood.

Here are 2 quite unusual approaches to the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood – the little girl who goes to visit her grandma, and finds that she has been eaten by a wolf.

The Little Girl and the Wolf

by James Thurber

One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she was carrying a basket of food. ‘Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?’ asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she was. So the wolf asked her where her grandmother lived and the little girl told him and the wolf disappeared into the wood.
When the little girl opened the door of her grandmother’s house she saw that there was somebody inbed with a nightcap and a nightgown on. She had approached no nearer than 25 feet from the bed when she saw that it was not her grandmother but the wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look any morelike your grandmother than the Metro-Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge. So the little girl took an automatic out of her basket and shot the wolf dead.
Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be.

[Written by a 7 year-old child whose parents were divorced]



That’s what we do in english lessons.