The Three Bears Tale…

           Once upon a time,  three  bears – “a Little, Small, Wee Bear, a Middle-sized Bear, and a Great, Huge Bear” – lived together in a house in the woods. They were very good-natured, trusting, harmless, and hospitable. Each bear had his own porridge bowl, chair, and bed. One day they took a walk in the woods while their porridge cooled. An old and ugly woman was just passing by, looks through the window and assured that no one is home, she walks in. The old woman eats the Wee Bear’s porridge, then settles into his chair and breaks it. Later she finds the bears’ beds and falls asleep in Wee Bear’s bed. Meanwhile the bears return and Wee Bear finds the old woman in his bed and cries, “Somebody has been lying in my bed, – and here she is!” The old woman starts up, jumps from the window, and runs away never to be seen again…

                                                                                                                      (Illustration by Arthur Rackham)

Illustration by Arthur Rackham

This is my Little, Small, Wee Bear, hope you like it!


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