Monday, September 14, 2009

Once Upon a Time

Forget about copyright!

There are 35 versions of the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the tale goes back more than 2,600 years. As
the Telegraph article notes:

Whilst the European version tells the story of a little girl who is tricked by a wolf masquerading as her grandmother, in the Chinese version a tiger replaces the wolf.

In Iran, where it would be considered odd for a young girl to roam alone, the story features a little boy.

[HT: Arts & Letters Daily]

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