Telling a folktale

Once upon a time there were three little pigs and they all lived at home, but they wanted to move out on their own.  So their mother packed them up all their clothes and some food and off they went.  Well, the first little piggy he built a house made out of straw.   The second little pig build a house made out of sticks.  And the third little pig, who’s the smartest little pig built a house made out of bricks.  Well, one day along came the Big Bad Wolf to the house of straw, and he knocked on the door, and the little piggy said, “Who is it?”  And the Big Bad Wolf said, “It’s the Big Bad Wolf and you better let me in or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  And the little piggy said, “Not on the hair on my chinny chin chin!”  So the Big Bad Wolf, he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in.  And the little piggy ran away before the wolf could get him and he ran to his brother house, the house made out of sticks.  Well, before you know it, along came the Big Bad Wolf, and he knocked on the door of the stick house, and the little piggy said, “Who is it?”  And the Big Bad Wolf said, “It’s the Big Bad Wolf and you better let me in or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  And the little piggy said, “Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!”  Well, the Big Bad Wolf huffed, and then he puffed and he blew the stick house in, and the two little piggies, off they ran, and they ran to their brother’s house, the house made out of bricks.  Well, once again, here came the Big Bad Wolf, and he knocked on the door of the brick house, and the little piggy said, “Who is it?”  And again the Big Bad Wolf said, “It’s the Big Bad Wolf and you better let me in or I’ll huff, and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!”  And the little piggy said, “Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!”  Well, the Big Bad Wolf huffed and he puffed, and he couldn’t blow the house in.  So he huffed again, and he puffed again, and he still couldn’t blow the house in!  So, now he had to figure another way to get the little pigs.  So he decided to climb up on the roof and come down the chimney, but he didn’t know that the little piggy had a big pot of hot water in the fireplace getting ready for dinner, and it was boiling up.  And the Big Bad Wolf went up to the roof and he started coming down the chimney, and he got closer to the water and closer and closer and the three little piggies we’re just waiting, and down he came, closer to the water and closer to the water, and then all of a sudden, “Ah!”  He burned himself in the water.  He went running back up the chimney, off the roof, into the forest, and he never bothered the three little piggies again.  And they sat down and they had themselves a nice dinner and dessert.  And then they played some games, and then they went to bed and they lived happily ever after.

Three little pigs.  OK.  One time there was these three little pigs.  All friends, but all lived in separate houses.  One day this big bad wolf comes around their neighborhood, and he was looking for something to eat because he was really hungry. So, he sees these three little pigs.  So he decides to go after them.  When the three little pigs saw the wolf, they all ran to their house.  So the wolf went up to the first house and said, “Come out little piggy because I’m hungry.  I’m gonna eat you.  At the count of three, I’m gonna blow your house down.”  The little pig was scared because his house was made of straw.  So he was shaking and shaking and shivering and scared.  “One,” the wolf said.  “Two.  Three.”  He blew that house down!  All the straw completely gone.  So the little pig ran, ran over to his next friend’s house.  The next pig lived in a house made out of wood.   So the wolf chased the pig to this next wooden house and did the same thing.  “Come out, come out little piggies because I’m hungry.  On the count of three, if you don’t come out, I’m gonna blow your house down.  One.  Two.  Three!”  Blew the house down!  Wood splinters everywhere.  The little piggies got scared.  They ran off to their third friend’s house.  But luckily, the third friend’s house was made out of stone.  The wolf came up to the house and did, and said the same thing, “Come out, come out little piggies or I’ll blow your house down!  One, two three!”  Blew as hard as he could, but the hosue didn’t come down because it was made of stone.  Tried again.  Nothing happened.  Tried a third time!  What did the piggies do?  They threw something in his mouth and he choked on it!

This is an Italian folktale.  There was a little girl who loved pancakes and she wanted her mother to make them for her, but her mother didn’t have a pot to cook them in, and she needed some olive oil.  So, she sent the little girl to Uncle Wolf, and he gave her those things, and he said to her, “When your mother makes the pancakes, have her make some for me too, and bring them back to me when you bring the pot back.”  And the girl said, “Fine.”  So she went home, and her mother made the pancakes, and she ate lots of them, and then her mother made some pancakes for Uncle Wolf, and she gave them to the little girl to bring back to him, and as she was bringing them back, the little girl got hungry, and she lifted up the cover of the pot, and she ate a pancake, and that was so good she ate another one, and that was so good she ate another one, and she finally ate all the pancakes.  And, so she didn’t know what to do, so she put some stones in the pot and covered them up, and took them to Uncle Wolf.  And just left them on his doorstep, and when he discovered what she had done, he said, “I’m going to eat you!”  And the little girl started running through the forest, and he was running after here, and she ran and ran and ran and she got home and she said, “Mother, Uncle Wolf is chasing me and he wants to eat me!”  And her mother said, “Run upstairs and get in bed and get under the covers so nobody can see you.  And she did, and Uncle Wolf came in the house and he, he ran upstairs and he went into the bedroom, and he ate the little girl

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