Repeat of Story 766: Pigs

(This is the seventh story in a week or so of repeats. “Pigs” first appeared on this blog on 15 November 2015.)

It constantly amazes me how wrongful misinformation has been perpetuated down the centuries. The Three Little Pigs’ names were Marjorie, Eleanor and Constantia. Clearly, because they were builders by profession, the sexist yesteryears couldn’t bear to think of the pigs as females. Book illustrators portrayed them in men’s clothing for eons.

There they are now, all crowded into Constantia’s brick house.

“Go away, you dirty Big Bad Wolf,” bellowed Marjorie from the upstairs window.

But who is this appearing? Why! It’s Little Red Riding Hood on a horse!

“Hands up!” shouted Little Red Riding Hood, pointing a gun at the Big Bad Wolf. Little Red Riding Hood flung back the red hood.

“He’s a boy!” snorted Eleanor excitedly. “Little Red Riding Hood’s a boy!”

“Yeah,” said Little Riding Hood, “my real name is Jason. I have no idea why they paint me as a girl.”

“Save us!’” cried the Three Little Pigs. “Shoot the Big Bad Wolf!”

Little Red Riding Hood pulled the trigger and shot the Big Bad Wolf dead.

“The Big Bad Wolf won’t be chasing you three chicks again,” said Little Red Riding Hood. “That’s the end of Celine and her fearful marauding.”

14 thoughts on “Repeat of Story 766: Pigs

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes – Cynthia was a wise-old bird and I still enjoy her comments. Oscar (also a regular commentator) has also disappeared (completely). Even though the comments these days are great, back then were the halcyon days – largely I suspect due to Cynthia.

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Yes – re Oscar. However he didn’t “fade away” – he seemed to disappear overnight! The other one who disappeared was Bianca from Australia. She knitted and dyed things and visited Finland etc. and suddenly stopped posting and commenting.

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          1. Yvonne

            It always makes you wonder what has happened to them, eh?
            Looks like I’ll have to turn to NZ wine for a while (no hardship), with many of our vineyards affected by smoke tainting the grapes.

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