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*ROBERT SOUTHEY, 'The Story of the Three Bears'

This morning, thinking about this story, I asked the most convenient person in my home: "What happened to Goldilocks?" The answer, "Uh, she got eaten by bears?" So I thought, as well!

Southey's version of this nursery tale was published in 1837 (the first written version of the story; whether the idea originated with Southey is debated.) There's no adorable blond child here at all. The home invader who samples porridge and sits in chairs is, instead, a foul-tempered old homeless woman. However, the plot, language and phrasing will be very familiar to those who've read any of a number of versions.

But... no one gets eaten by a bear. The vagrant jumps out a window to escape. Which, to my way of thinking, kind of misses the point of the three bears being 'bears.'
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  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Robert Southey retells the classic nursery tale of "The Three Bears".

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