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The Three Billy-Goats Gruff

 

 

Once upon a time there were three billy-goats and their name was 'Gruff'. They lived in a little valley where there was not much grass to eat. The billy-goats wanted to go up the hillside to the green fields. Lots of green grass grew in those fields and the billy-goats would have so much to eat that they would get nice and fat.

On the way up the hillside the billy-goats would have to cross a bridge over a burn. Under the bridge there lived a giant ugly Troll, who had huge round eyes and a long long nose. This Troll was mean and liked to eat anyone who tried to cross the bridge.

The little wee billy-goat Gruff was the first to try to cross the bridge.

'Trip, trap! Trip, trap!' went the bridge. The little billy-goat's hooves made a rattling noise on the planks.

'Who’s that tripping over my bridge?' roared the Troll from the shadows below.

'Oh! It is me! The little wee billy-goat Gruff. I’m going up the hillside to eat and eat and make myself fat,' said the billy-goat, in his small voice.

'No! I’m coming to gobble you up,' said the Troll.

'Oh, no! Please don’t eat me. I’m too little to fill you up,' said the billy-goat. 'Wait a bit till the second billy-goat Gruff comes along, he’s much bigger than I am.'

'Well! Away you go,' said the Troll.

 

 

A little while later, the second billy-goat Gruff came to cross the bridge.

'Trip, trap! Trip, trap! Trip, trap!' went the bridge. The second billy-goat Gruff made lots of noise walking on the planks.

'WHO’S THAT tripping over my bridge?' roared the Troll from the shadows below.

'Oh! It’s the second billy-goat Gruff. I’m going up the hillside to eat and eat and make myself fat,' said the billy-goat, who hadn’t such a small voice.

'No! I’m coming to gobble you up,' said the Troll.

'Oh, no! Don’t take me, wait till the big billy-goat Gruff comes along, he’s much bigger than I am.' said the second billy-goat Gruff.

'Well! Away you go,' said the Troll.



But just then up came the big billy-goat Gruff.

'TRIP, TRAP! TRIP, TRAP! TRIP, TRAP!' went the bridge. The biggest billy-goat was so heavy that the bridge creaked and groaned under him.

'WHO’S THAT tramping over my bridge?' roared the Troll.

'IT IS THE BIG BILLY-GOAT GRUFF,' said the billy-goat. He had a loud, deep voice of his own.

'Now, I’m coming to gobble you up!' roared the Troll.

'COME ALONG THEN!' shouted the big billy-goat Gruff.

The Troll swung up from the shadows beneath the bridge and reached out to crush the big billy-goat Gruff. At the same time, the big billy-goat ran at the Troll and used his horns to toss the Troll off the bridge into the burn below. The rushing water carried the mean, ugly Troll away down the valley and he was never seen again.

 

 

After that the big billy-goat went up the hillside. There the billy-goats ate lots of green grass and got so fat they were hardly able to walk home again.

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Audio Credits

'Sheep Lamb' by Tom Hutchings/SoundSnap

'Goat Bah' by SFX Bible/SoundSnap

'Whip Whoosh' by SFX Bible/SoundSnap

'Voice Laugh Evil' by Rebecca Parnell/SoundSnap

'Country Ambience' by Frank Serafine/SoundSnap

'11110901' by Radio Mall/SoundSnap

'Footsteps' by Blastwave FX/SoundSnap

'Stream' by Tom Hutchings/SoundSnap

'Wagon Rattle Harness' by SFX Bible/SoundSnap

'Chew Long Squishy' by SFX Bible/SoundSnap

'Swallow Hard' by Blastwave FX/SoundSnap

'Dinosaur Roar' by Shriek Productions/SoundSnap

'Angry Short Hmmmph' by SFX Bible/SoundSnap

'Ringing a Small Bell' by Airborne Sound/SoundSnap

'Hit Whip' by Justine Angus/SoundSnap

'Low Grunt Angry' by Blastwave FX/SoundSnap

'Cartoon Falling Down' by Shriek Productions/SoundSnap

'Impact Dull Wooden And Metal Thud' by Tom Hutchings/SoundSnap

'Screaming While Falling' by Big Room Sound/SoundSnap

 

 

This electronic edition first published in 2015 by Giglets Limited.

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