How the Little RedHen got her Loaf of Bread Lillie Tri(
One day, in a small valley, lived a li(le red hen. The li(le red hen had a craving for a loaf of bread from the bakery across the river. Alas, she had no money so she got a job bagging groceries.
A=er a couple of days, she got enough money to pay for a loaf of bread so she quit her job. When she got to the river bank, she realized she forgot to get money for transportaCon across the river. She thought she would look like a fool to beg for her job back so she went to the neighbors to ask for help. She asked Eagle, “Will you help me get across the river?”
“ Maybe another Cme, I got the kids to take care of,” replied Eagle. She asked Duck, “ Will you help me get across the river?” “ Not this Cme.” quacked Duck. “I’m being expected at a party.”
As she went neighbor to neighbor, they all had diﬀerent excuses . A=er the seventh and ﬁnal neighbor, she gave up. She sat down by the river and cried , ” I will never get that loaf of bread!” Then she Heard a small voice behind her say, “ I can help you.” She turned around and saw a Cny mouse.
“ I have a boat.” he said She got on the boat and got her loaf of bread. On her way back all the neighbors came out of their houses at the scent of the bread. When she got on shore they all asked if they could have some. “ I thought you had something to do.” she replied “ We ﬁnished.” they all said hopefully “ Well, I only have enough for two and I think I’ll share it with Mouse.” she said with a smirk All the neighbors watched The Li(le Red Hen and Mouse eat the
bread, wishing they had helped The Li(le Red Hen.