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The Golden Key

Story    4-10 yrs    8 mins  •  4.9/5

Sit back, relax and enjoy our contemporary retelling of this Brothers Grimm festive classic. Masterfully created by Sooper Books, the World’s No.1 Bedtime stories website. Or read our full collection of bookshop-quality bedtime stories

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The Golden Key

Once upon a time, a long time ago, it was nearly Christmas Day. Snow lay deep on the ground.

A young boy called Adan lived with his mum and dad in a little log house near a dark forest. The house was very cold. The family was poor and they had no money left to buy firewood.

Adan’s mum was in bed with a nasty cold and his dad wasn’t very well, either. They hadn’t been able to work for some time.

Man and woman ill in bed golden key story

‘I’ll see if I can find some firewood in the forest, shall I?’ asked Adan.

‘It would really help us,’ said his dad, ‘there isn’t much food in the house but take this to keep you going.’ He handed Adan a big crust of bread.

The helpful boy went outside and got his old sledge. He thought he could pile some dry sticks and twigs on top and drag them back home.

He went all through the snow into the deep dark forest. Luckily, he found a dry place under a big tree and found lots of great firewood. He put it all on the sledge.

Then he started thinking about going home. He was very cold now and hungry, too.

He thought he would make a fire to warm himself up. He found some more twigs and made a little pile of them. Then he lit a match. Soon, a merry little fire was burning and he began to feel warmer.

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