Once upon a time, there was an old couple who lived in a cottage.
The gingerbread man was first made when the elderly couple decided to make a treat for themselves since they were hungry.
The woman put mints for eyes, chocolate chips for buttons, and cream frosting for the nose and shoes.
When she came out to check on the cookie, the gingerbread man
jumped out and ran outside the house shouting, “Don’t eat me!”
The old woman ran after the gingerbread man. “Stop!” she yelled.
But the gingerbread man ran faster, repeating, “Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.”
The old woman ran after him but the cookie was too fast for her.
The Gingerbread Man went into the garden and passed the old man.
“Stop running!” the man cried, joining the woman in the run.
But the little gingerbread wouldn’t stop, instead he just increased his
speed and shouted, “I ran away from an old woman and I can run away
from you, I can!”
Running down the road, he sped up as he went past a pig. “Stop, stop! I would like to eat you!” snorted the pig.
Sprinting even faster, the cookie said, “I’ve run from an old woman and
an old man, and I can run away from you I can. Run, run as fast as you
can . You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”
Then the gingerbread reached a wide river, but he didn’t know how to swim.
A clever and hungry fox was walking by, and seeing the yummy treat, he began to think of a plan.
“Jump on my tail, and I’ll take you across the river!” the fox said to the cookie.
The gingerbread man considered this and decided to jump on the fox’s tail
and they started across the river.
Halfway across the river, the fox told the food, “You’re too heavy for my tail, go on my back.
The gingerbread did so.
Soon, the fox did the same thing about his back, so the gingerbread did so again and jumped on the fox’s nose.
When they reached the end of the river, the fox flipped the gingerbread in the air and ate him.
And that was the end of the Gingerbread Man.
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