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The Legend of the Gingerbread Man




Once upon a time, long ago a little old woman and a little old man lived in a little old house.


One day the little old woman decided to make a gingerbread man. She cut him out of dough and put him in the oven to bake.


After a while she said to herself, "That gingerbread man must be ready by now." She opened the oven door. UP jumped the gingerbread man, and away he ran out the front door!


As he ran he shouted, "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The little old woman ran, but she couldn't catch the gingerbread man.


He ran past the little old man, who was working in the garden."Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The little old man ran, but he couldn't catch the Gingerbread Man.


The Gingerbread Man ran past the cow at the well. "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The cow ran, but she couldn't catch the Gingerbread Man.


He ran between two picnicing bears. "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!"


The bears jumped up and ran after him. they ran, and ran, but they couldn't catch that gingerbread man!


Soon, the Gingerbread Man came to a fox lying by the side of a river. He shouted, "Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" I've run away from a little old woman, a little old man, a cow, and two picnicking bears, and I can run away from you!"


The sly fox just laughed and said, "If you don't get across this river quickly, you will surely get caught. Hop on my tail, and I'll carry you across."


The Gingerbread Man saw that he had no time to lose. He quickly hopped onto the fox's tail. "The water's deep, the fox said,"Climb up on my back so you wont get wet." So the Gingerbread Man did just that! He climb up on that fox's back!


"OH", said the fox."The waters even deeper! Climb up on my head so you won't get wet!" And the Gingerbread Man did as the fox told him.


"It's too deep!" cried the fox. "Climb onto my nose so you won't get wet!!" And the Gingerbread Man did.


Then, with a flick of his head, the fox tossed that Gingerbread Man right into his mouth! His jaws snapped shut.


That was the end of the Gingerbread Man!






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