Jack and the Beanstalk

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Jack and The Beanstalk

An English folk tale retold by Niz Smith and Avril Lethbridge

Once a poor widow had a son called Jack.  She loved him dearly.  They lived in a little house and all they possessed was a cow called Daisy.
Sadly, the time came when all their money was gone and the widow decided that all they could do was to sell Daisy. 
“Jack, it’s no good, you’ll have to take Daisy to market. She’s worth a lot of money so make sure you get a good price for her”.
Jack set off and on his way he met a strange man who offered him 5 beans which he said had magic powers.  In return he wanted Daisy as his own. Jack agreed and, taking the beans, ran back to his mother.
“Mother, mother, loo