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Red Riding Hood's Lumberjack

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Little Red Riding Hood's Lumberjack

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French Folklore


This heroic lumberjack was walking through the woods one day when he noticed a wolf sleeping in a woman's bed. Looking fully fed, the lumberjack chose to cut the wolf open, thereby saving the lives of Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother!

They then filled the wolf's body with heavy stones. When the wolf awakened and tried to flee, the stones caused him to collapse and die.


  • As with all folk tales, varying versions of the story exist from Red wearing a cap rather than a hood, to the grandmother being locked in a closet instead of eaten, to the lumberjack being a hunter, and to the wolf not dying, simply getting a beating and sent on his way.
  • While the original character is in public domain, the version of the character used by Disney and other later adaptations published after 1923 are NOT.

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