The Story of Jack And The Beanstalk
Fairytale • 4-10 yrs • 10 mins • 4.8/5
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Jack And The Beanstalk - Chapter 1
Down in the valley was a village.
On the outskirts of the village stood a small, rundown cottage. And in the cottage lived a widow with her only son, Jack.
They were poor.
This was clear to see from the ragged clothes on their backs and the worn shoes on their feet. But, as the story goes, they did possess one item of real value—a gorgeous, caramel coloured cow.
Jack woke early every morning.
He milked the cow, poured the milk into a jug and set off to the dairy. The milk was only worth a few pennies, but Jack didn’t mind. He happily accepted the pennies from the dairy farmer, bought a few potatoes from the market and returned home.
Jack did this everyday. The milk from the cow was just enough to help Jack and his mother get by.
One year a terribly harsh winter hit the village.
Great howling winds blew and the snow lay in huge drifts—never before seen by the villagers.
The following spring the grass did not grow.
Without grass the cow had nothing to eat and soon became too weak to produce milk.
‘Mother!’ cried Jack, ‘I cannot get a single drop of milk from our dear cow this morning.’
‘Alas,’ the widow replied, ‘I feared this day would come and so it has. Jack, my dear boy, it is time to sell our precious cow. Take her to the market and auction her to the highest bidder.’
Jack looked sad.
‘But mother,’ he said, ‘without our daily milk from the cow we will soon run out of money and then what will we do?’
‘Don’t worry, Jack, we’ll think of something,’ she replied.