Short story about the three little pigs
The Story of the Three Little Pigs by L. Leslie BrookeOne of the older versions of the story
L. Leslie Brooke was a British illustrator, not an author. As usual, there are no illustrations in the free Kindle edition of this story. The illustrations were easy to find on the web. The author of this little volume is listed as unknown by those who converted it to digital. The story is the same or very similar to the circa 1886 version by James Halliwell-Phillipps. In this older version of the tale there is not a happy ending for all, just for the third little pig. My 7 year old (and my wife who was listening) liked the story better than the sanitized versions. My 7 year old says, It was kind of creepy the way the wolf ate the first two pigs. It was different the way the third pig ate the wolf instead of the way it is in other versions.
The Three Little Pigs
So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and the little Pig ran for his life. What time do you mean to go? Well, the little Pig got up at five, and got the turnips and was home again before six. Well, the little Pig woke at four the next morning, and got himself up, and went off for the apples, hoping to get back before the Wolf came; but he had farther to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was coming down from it, he saw the Wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. Are they nice apples?
Once upon a time, there were three little pigs and the time came for them to seek their fortunes and build their houses. The first little pig built his house of straw while the middle brother decided to build a house of sticks. They were done with building their houses very quickly and without much hard work. The third pig, the oldest decided to build a house of bricks. Also, read Three Little Pigs Song. When the three houses were finished, they sang and danced happily the whole day. After enjoying a lot, just as the first pig reached his door, a big bad wolf popped up from the woods.
The Three Little Pigs is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed versions date back to the s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals drawn from it, have become embedded in Western culture. Many versions of The Three Little Pigs have been recreated or have been modified over the years, sometimes making the wolf a kind character.
Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. They built their houses very quickly and then sang and danced all day because they were lazy. The third little pig worked hard all day and built his house with bricks. The big bad wolf went to the first house and huffed and puffed and blew the house down in minutes.