In the winter Snow White would light the fire. Her mother would ask Snow White
to lock the door and then the girls would gather around their mother, who would
put her glasses on and would open a thick book to read from it. The girls would listen and a young goat would curl up with them on the floor.
One winter’s evening as they were doing just that, someone knocked on the
front door. “Snow White, open the door, it looks like a stranger is in a need of a shelter,”
the mother asked. Snow White, unlocked the door, thinking that it was going
to be some homeless man, freezing in the cold.
But it wasn’t a man! Standing there was a big bear.
Snow White screamed in fright when she saw the
animal. Rose Red was also scared and hid behind
her mother’s skirt. The goat bleared in terror. But the bear extended his paw in greeting. “Don’t be
afraid kind ladies, I won’t do you any harm, I am just
really cold and I would like to warm up if you let me in,”
he said. The three women looked in amazement and fear
at the talking bear.