One fine day, she and a dear friend decided to go for a walk together in the forest. Upon entering, they were spotted by a wolf who began to follow them. The little girl and her friend took no notice of the wolf as they laughed and talked. Deeper and deeper they roamed, straying from the safety of the path for the fun of exploration.
Once the wolf was sure that they were deep enough so as to go unheard, it began to move in for the attack.
The little girl had playfully run ahead of her friend, turned back to say something and finally noticed the wolf. To the wolf’s surprise, she did not scream or run or call out warnings but instead continued smiling and talking as it drew closer to her friend.
Seizing the opportunity, the wolf leapt forward, pinned the girl’s friend to the ground and began to tear into him. The little girl didn’t run but instead watched in fascinated silence as her friend cried for help, then fell silent it its jaws.
The wolf consumed its prey and moved closer to the girl, a wicked smile crossing its face.
“Which path will you take now?” The wolf asked “The path of needles or the path of pins?”
The little girl answered by standing her ground
“What big eyes you have” She said finally
“They have seen fear, pain, death and the beauty in all” Responded the wolf
“What big ears you have” She said
“They have heard many an anguished cry and hate filled curse” Said the wolf
“What big teeth you have” She said
“They have found their homes in many to my satisfaction...and in this case to yours”
The wolf laughed then lunged at her as if to attack, but instead ran past her. Sated by the kill and greatly amused by the little girl who smiled at its approach, the wolf decided to leave her with her thoughts.
You are still deep in the forest my blood stained, beautiful.... which path will you take now?