Caperucita invertida

Caperucita invertida "What great big eyes you have, Grandma."
said Little Red Riding Hood.
"All the better to see you with,"
the Wolf replied.

He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma,
She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, "
But Grandma, what a lovely great big
furry coat you have on."

"That's wrong!" cried Wolf.
"Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway."

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head,
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
(Revolting Rhymes, Roald Dahl, 1982)

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claudio -

E questa sarebbe la fine che conosco io...


A few weeks later in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, ,Hello, and do please note
,My Iovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'

claudio -

è la poesia che ho letto con allievi miei in "english class". La hanno dovuto recitare... Qui la parte iniziale che non hai messo:

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, ,May I come in?'

Poor Grandmamma was terrified'
,He's going to eat me up!' she cried
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.

But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, ,That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel ,
That I have had a decent meal!'

He ran around the kitchen yelping,
,I've got to have another helping!'
Then added with a frightful leer,
,I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.'

He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those.)
He dressed himself in coat and hat
He put on shoes and after that
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himseif in Grandma's chair.

In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,

ella -

Y yo que tenía a Dahl idealizado, me encuentro de pronto con que él da explicación y casi alojamiento a los miedos y reacciones de cierto perfil de sociedad de cierto país con el que nadie quiere tener nada que ver pero cuyo influjo en nuestras vidas es innegable...

...¡manda truco! (que decimos en Galicia)