A Bedtime Story - Jack And The Beanstalk

 


This is a short about a poor boy named Jack and his widow mother. It tells of his adventure with the giants. Do enjoy the story and share with your friends

A long time ago in a certain land, lived a poor widow and her son whose name was Jack. They owned only one cow which they milked sometimes for milk. One day, things became so unbearable that the poor widow asked her son Jack to take the cow to the market and sell it. Jack was sad, but he had to do that which his mother has asked of him. On his way to the market, he met a certain man who was interested in buying the cow.

“What do you offer for my cow?” Jack asked the man

The man replied, “I have these five magic beans with me, I will exchange them for your cow if it is ok with you.

Jack agreed and took the five magic beans. When he got home, his mother was very furious at him.

“you are a foolish boy, how could you sell the only cow we had for some stupid beans?” she asked.

Jack couldn’t say a word and she angrily threw the magic beans away. Jack was very sad and went to bed angry.

Early the next morning when Jack woke up, he saw that a giant beanstalk had grown in front of his window. Jack liked adventures, so he climbed the beanstalk until he got to the top of the beanstalk. He soon discovered that a giant and his wife lived at the top of the beanstalk. He went into the house and found the wife of the giant in the kitchen.

“I am very hungry ma, could you help me something to eat?” Jack asked.

The wife of the giant was very kind, she gave him a glass of milk and bread to eat.

Few minutes after Jack had begun eating, the giant came home to rest. He was a very strong and fearsome creature. Jack was very terrified when he saw him and went and hid inside the house.

“Fee-fi-fo-fum, there is a young man in this place, I can smell his blood. Dead or alive, I will grind his bones for my bread today!” the giant yelled.

“There is no one in the house except you and I,” the wife replied.

After searching around the house for any human, he couldn’t find jack. He went back to the kitchen, eat his food, counted his sacks of gold coins, and went to his room to rest.

In the night, jack came out of his hiding place, went to where the giant kept his gold coins, and took some of it. When Jack got home, he gave the gold coins to his mother. She was very happy and they were able to buy some things with it and lived happily for some time.

After some time, when they have exhausted the worth of the gold coin Jack took, jack journeyed back to the giant’s house again. When Jack got there, he met the giant’s wife, who as usual gave him food to eat. This time, before jack could take a bite from the food, the giant returned home.

“Fee-fi-fo-fum, there is a young man in this place, I can smell his blood. Dead or alive, I will grind his bones for my bread today!” the giant cried.

“There is no one in the house except you and I,” the wife replied.

As usual, after a thorough investigation, he couldn’t find Jack. He brought out his hen which laid golden eggs and asked the hen to lay eggs. He then went to sleep in his room. Jack crept out of his place of hiding and took the hen down with him. He gave his mother the hen that laid golden eggs and she was very happy.

A few days later, jack went up the beanstalk again for the third time. He met the giant’s wife and as usual, she gave him food to eat. As before, the giant returned for his usual rest.

“Fee-fi-fo-fum, there is a young man in this place, I can smell his blood. Dead or alive, I will grind his bones for my bread today!” the giant cried.

“What is wrong with you? There is no one in the house except you and I,” the wife said.

To satisfy his curiosity, he searched the house, but couldn’t find Jack in his hiding place. He ate his food and went to his room to sleep.

The giant owned a magical harp in his room that played lovely music for him while he slept. Jack crawled out of his hiding place and went to the giant’s room to take it. As Jack was about to leave the room, the harp cried, “help me, master, a boy is trying to steal me from you.” Immediately, the giant woke up and chased after Jack, but Jack was too fast for him. When jack got home, he quickly ran inside the house, got an axe, and began to cut the beanstalk because the giant was making his way to the ground. The giant was still very far from the ground when Jack finished cutting the beanstalk, he lost his grip on the beanstalk and fell to the ground and died.

Jack and his mother lived happily ever after with lots of riches.

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