Current Challenge

Summer 2012 Challenge

Deadline: July 31st, 2012

Quick topic: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"


Excerpt from: "Jack and the Beanstalk"


As the beanstalk finished, a path stretched in front of Jack. At a distance he could see a castle. When he reached the castle, he stood in front of the huge gate and pulled the bell. A large woman came out of the gate. "How did you reach here?" she asked, "come in before my husband arrives." Jack was taken into the kitchen. The table and chair were like mountains to him. "Have some breakfast, you must be hungry," said the woman. Jack ate a plate full of food. Loud steps could be heard suddenly. "That's my husband," said the woman, "you must hide or he will eat you." Jack went behind the gate. "Fee, Fo, Fi, Hum, I smell the blood of an English man. Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread," shouted the giant as he came into the kitchen. "You are imagining things," said his wife. "There is no English man here.  Your breakfast is on the table.
Jack watched the giant as he ate his breakfast & very often he would stop and sniff and then carry on eating. When he was full, he called his wife, "bring my golden hen." The hen was tiny and sat on the table in front of him. "Lay golden hen," said the giant. The hen began to lay eggs and they were golden eggs. Jack was seeing all the things from his hiding place. The giant soon began to snore and was fast asleep. Jack jumped and climbed the table, crept past the giant, picked up the hen and ran. He ran fast out of the castle and then down through the beanstalk.

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