Little Red-Cap [little Red Riding Hood ]. Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her. "Little Red Riding Hood", or "Little Red Ridinghood", also known as "Little Red Cap" or simply "Red Riding. Once she gave her a little cap of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called 'Little Red- Cap.'. A huntsman was just passing by. You can only set your username once. He would have very much liked to eat her, but dared not do so on account of some woodcutters who were in the forest. Then just as he was going to fire at him, it occurred to him that the wolf might have devoured the grandmother, and that she might still be saved, so he did not fire, but took a pair of scissors, and began to cut open the stomach of the sleeping wolf. The grandmother as especially fond of the little girl, and she had made her a cute little red hat, out of velvet. The poor child, not knowing that it was dangerous to stop and listen to a wolf, said: The earlier parts of the tale agree so closely with Perrault's variant that it is almost certainly the source of the tale. Retrieved 9 July Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Grimms' Fairy Tales Deutsche Sagen Deutsche Mythologie. A woodcutter in the French version, but a hunter in the Brothers Grimm and traditional German versions, comes to the rescue and with his ax cuts open the sleeping wolf. I say Wolf, for all wolves are not of the same sort; there is one kind with an amenable disposition — neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, following the young maids in the streets, even into their homes. The smell of sausage arose into the wolf's nose.