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The Story of the Three Little Pigs

The Story of the Three Little Pigs
Category: Fairy tales
Title: The Story of the Three Little Pigs
Release Date: 2006-04-11
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Title: The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Author: Unknown

Release Date: April 11, 2006 [eBook #18155]

Language: English

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Front cover


With drawings by L. Leslie Brooke

Frederick Warne & Co.

Inside front
Title page

Three Little Pigs


Once upon a time there was an old Sow with three little Pigs,and as she had not enough to keep them, she sent them out to seek theirfortune.

she sent them out to seek theirfortune

the old sowMan with a bundle of straw

The first that went off met a Man with a bundle of straw, and said tohim, "Please, Man, give me that straw to build me a house"; which theMan did, and the little Pig built a house with it. Presently came alonga Wolf, and knocked at the door, and said, "Little Pig, little Pig, letme come in."

To which the Pig answered, "No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin."

Then I'll huff and I'll puff

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your housein!" said the Wolf. So he huffed and he puffed, and he blew his housein, and ate up the little Pig.

The second Pig met a Man with a bundle of furze, and said, "Please, Man,give me that furze to build a house"; which the Man did, and the Pigbuilt his house.

Then along came the Wolf

Then along came the Wolf and said, "Little Pig, little Pig, let me comein."

"No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin."

"Then I'll puff and I'll huff, and I'll blow your house in!" So hehuffed and he puffed, and he puffed and he huffed, and at last he blewthe house down, and ate up the second little Pig.

The wolf

The third little Pig met a Man with a load of bricks, and said, "Please,Man, give me those bricks to build a house with"; so the Man gave himthe bricks, and he built his house with them. So the Wolf came, as hedid to the other little Pigs, and said, "Little Pig, little Pig, let mecome in."

"No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin."

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."

He built his house with bricks

Well, he huffed and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed, and hepuffed and he huffed; but he could not get the house down. When hefound that he could not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow thehouse down, he said, "Little Pig, I know where there is a nice field ofturnips."

He could not get the house down

"Where?" said the little Pig.

"Oh, in Mr. Smith's home-field; and if you will be ready to-morrowmorning, I will call for you, and we will go together and get some fordinner."

"Very well," said the little Pig, "I will be ready. What time do youmean to go?"

"Oh, at six o'clock."

I will be ready

Well, the little Pig got up at five, and got the turnips and was homeagain before six. When the Wolf came he said, "Little Pig, are youready?"

"Ready!" said the little Pig, "I have been and come back again, and gota nice pot-full for dinner."

A nice pot-full for dinner

Pig and turnips

The Wolf felt very angry at this, but thought that he would be up tothe little Pig somehow or other; so he said, "Little Pig, I know wherethere is a nice apple-tree."

"Where?" said the Pig.

"Down at Merry-garden," replied the Wolf; "and if you will not deceiveme I will come for you, at five o'clock to-morrow, and we will gotogether and get some apples."

The little Pig woke at four

Well, the little Pig woke at four the next morning, and bustled up, andwent off for the apples, hoping to get back before the Wolf came; buthe had farther to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he wascoming down from it, he saw the Wolf coming, which, as you may suppose,frightened him very much. When the Wolf came up he said, "Little Pig,what! are you here before me? Are they nice apples?"

He had to climb the tree

"Yes, very," said the little Pig; "I will throw you down one." And hethrew it so far that, while the Wolf was gone to pick it up, thelittle Pig jumped down and ran home.

The little pig jumped down

The next day the Wolf came again, and said to the little Pig, "LittlePig, there is a Fair in the Town this afternoon: will you go?"

The wolf came again

"Oh, yes," said the Pig, "I will go; what time shall you be ready?"

"At three," said the Wolf.

The little pig at the fair

So the little Pig went off before the time, as usual, and got to theFair, and bought a butter churn, and was on his way home with it when hesaw the Wolf coming. Then he could not tell what to do. So he got intothe churn to hide, and in doing so turned it round, and it began toroll, and rolled down the hill with the Pig inside it, which frightenedthe Wolf so much that he ran home without going to the Fair.

So he got intothe churn to hide

He went to the little Pig's house, and told him how frightened he hadbeen by a great round thing which came down the hill past him.

Rolling down the hill

Then the little Pig said, "Hah! I frightened you, did I? I had been tothe Fair and bought a butter churn, and when I saw you I got into it,and rolled down the hill."

Wolf on the roof

Then the Wolf was very angry indeed, and declared he would eat up thelittle Pig, and that he would get down the chimney after him.

He hung on the pot full ofwater

When the little Pig saw what he was about, he hung on the pot full ofwater, and made up a blazing fire, and, just as the Wolf was comingdown, took off the cover of the pot, and in fell the Wolf. And thelittle Pig put on the cover again in an instant, boiled him up, and atehim for supper, and lived happy ever after.

And atehim for supper

He lived happy ever after

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