bland tone. "I think you said you were going to see your grandmother—Where does the dear creature live?"
"In a little cottage which is covered with woodbine and jessamine, not far from Copthurst Gate," answered Little Red Riding Hood.
"How do you get in?" said the wolf.
"By tapping at the door, and Granny, if she is at home, will tell you to pull the latch, and the door will open."
"Good bye, good bye," said the wolf eagerly, and ran off into the forest.
As soon as he was gone, Little Red Riding Hood began to pick some sweet purple and white violets for a nosegay for her grandmother, when she thought to herself, "I wonder why the wolf asked me any questions about Granny? Being a stranger, I think I ought not to have told him." And she began