Sunday, July 7, 2013

Perrault's Fairy Tale Poem

For the longest time, I thought that the wondrous poem at the end of COMPANY OF WOLVES was of their own creation. Embarrassed to say that the poem is actually that of French author Charles Perrault. He wrote Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Mother Goose to name a few, but this poem came from Little Red Riding Hood which comes up time and time again in the horror world.

Little girls, this seems to say,
Never stop upon your way. 
Never trust a stranger-friend; 
No one knows how it will end. 
As you’re pretty, so be wise; 
Wolves may lurk in every guise. 
Handsome they may be, and kind, 
Gay, or charming never mind! 
Now, as then, ‘tis simple truth— 
Sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth! 

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