“Jack And The Beanstalk Story”

You may be recited with so many stories that are full of morals but have you ever been recited with one of the most popular Jack and the beanstalk story?

Would you wanna listen to the real story of Jack and the beanstalk?

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jack and the beanstalk story
Bedtime Stories

Once upon a time there lived a widow with her only son, named Jack.

Their times were really hard and they were living in poverty for long. Jack was too young to work and earn money. All their house furniture and other belongings were sold off to carry on with their basic daily needs.

Until at last they were left with a cow who used to give milk every day and that they used to sell-off in the market to buy bread.

One day the poor old cow didn’t give any milk That’s when Jack suggested his mother I think we should sell off this cow and get a good return in the bargain.

So Jack left to sell off the cow in the market.

On the way, he met a butcher who asked, “Oh! Where are you going Jack?”

“I am going to the market to sell off this cow for a good bargain.” said Jack.

Butcher suggested, “Oh why take the trouble to go that far? I have a very good deal for you.”

He took out 5 strange looking beans from his pocket and handed them to Jack. Jack looked little hazed as to what kind of “Good” Bargain is it?

“Oh My God! They are so beautiful! What do you call these?” Jack questioned.

Butcher replies, “Beans! Magical Beans. If you plant them overnight, by the next morning they will grow up and reach the sky.”

“Wow! Mother would be so happy to see them. Thank You Mr. Butcher.” said Jack and off went Jack happily to his mother and showed her the Magical beans.

But to his disappointment she only got angry at him and shouted, “Off you go to bed Right away!” She threw the beans outside the kitchen window and into the backyard and went off to her bed crying and weeping.

The next morning, when Jack woke up, he saw outside his window and to his surprise, he saw a great beanstalk reaching up to the sky. “Oh My God! This beanstalk is so huge. I need to climb this up to see where it leads too.”

He climbed up and up and up till his home looked a mere spot on the ground. At last, the stalk ended and Jack found himself in a completely different place.

But suddenly a beautiful lady appeared and said, “Hello Jack! You don’t know me but I know you and everything about you. The castle you see there belongs to a Giant who stole all your father’s money and killed him. Your mother had kept this secret from you, to protect you. He owes you, Jack.”

The lady disappeared in thin air.

Jack kept standing there and thinking, “He surely owes me and my family.”

Far away where the road ended, he could see a Huge Castle. He went up to the castle and knocked on the huge door.

A giant woman opened the door. She looked scary and howled at Jack, “What you want?”

“If you please Ma’am,would you kindly give me some breakfast? I haven’t eaten anything since yesterday,” said Jack.

The giant woman though looked cruel and ugly had a kind heart and offered Jack a huge plate of English breakfast but warned him, “You must finish quickly before my Giant husband comes back and eats you.”

Then suddenly there was a huge knock on the door. And the wife picked up the jack and hid him in the huge empty kettle.

As the door opened, the giant entered and roared,

“Fee, fi, fo, fum

I smell the blood of an Englishman,

Be he alive, or be he dead

I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!”

“Non Sense! You are mistaken. It’s the ox hide you smell.” said his wife.

So he sat down at the table and ate the ox that his wife had served him as breakfast. After he finished he asked his wife, “Get me my Money Bags.”

He started counting his money but he was so sleepy that he slept on the table. The whole room was roaring with his snore.

Jack, taking an opportunity of this time got out of the kettle, picked up the money bags and ran towards the door. Before the giant woke up he climbed down the beanstalk and to his cottage and didn’t look back even once.

He took a sigh of relief and ran to his mother. “Mother! Look what I got! We are rich now!”

The Mother and the son lived quite comfortable till one afternoon when his mother was away he decided to go up to the Giant’s castle and see what was happening there! So he climbed up the beanstalk and reached the castle.

There standing at the door he saw the Giant’s wife again but she didn’t recognize him because he was dressed impeccably this time.

If you please, ma’am he said, “will you give me some breakfast?”

Runaway, you little boy! Last time a boy came, he stole my husband’s money bag. But since she was kind-hearted, she offered Jack breakfast.

At that very moment, the Giant knocked on the door and quickly she hid Jack in the oven.

The giant entered and roared

“Fee, fi, fo, fum

I smell the blood of an Englishman,

Be he alive, or be he dead

I’ll grind his bones to make my bread”

But the Giant’s wife once again assured him that he is mistaken and offered him his huge breakfast to eat. After eating his food he asked his wife, “Get me my Golden hen.”

The wife got the hen and the giant roared in his voice, “Lay!”

That very moment the hen laid a golden egg and Jack was left amazed by what he saw. No sooner he saw the giant slipping into his deep sleep and once again he came out of the oven picked up the hen and ran for the door in the meanwhile the hen began to cackle. The voice made the Giant move a little but he kept sleeping.

Jack climbed down the stalk and went straight to his mother and gave her the Golden hen. The Mother and the boy were so rich that they had money greater than even what they could spend.

One day, he was sitting idle the thought of the beanstalk crossed his mind again and decided to climb it.

No sooner he was at the castle but this time he decided not to be seen and climbed the kitchen wall of the castle and hid himself in the oven.

In came the giant, roaring louder than ever

“Fee, fi, fo, fum

I smell the blood of an Englishman

Be he alive, or be he dead

I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!”

But the giantess was quite sure that she had seen no little boy that morning and after grumbling a great deal, the giant sat down for breakfast.

As soon as he got over with his breakfast, he called out to his wife, “Bring me my Harp!”

“Sing!” ordered the Giant. Soon the harp started singing the most beautiful sounds ever heard and no sooner the Giant fell off into his deep sleep.

Jack who was waiting for this moment got out of the oven and climbed the table to grab the Harp but as soon as he started running off with it, the harp started shouting, “Master! master!”

The giant woke up just in time to catch sight of Jack running out of the kitchen-door. With a fearful roar, he saw Jack running with the harp, and dashed after him. Little Jack ran as fast as he could while holding the harp tightly in his hands.

The giant, taking terribly long strides gained on Jack and he would have been caught if the giant had not slipped over a boulder.

Before he could pick himself up, Jack began to climb down the beanstalk and when the giant arrived at the edge he was nearly half-way to the cottage.

The giant began to climb down too but as soon as Jack saw him coming, he called out, “Mother, bring me an axe!”

The widow hurried out with a chopper.

Jack had no sooner reached the ground than he cut the bean-stalk right in two. Down came the giant with a terrible crash, and that, you may be sure, was the end of him.

But the mother had a piece of very important advice for Jack, “Jack what the Giant did to your Father was bad but you should not have been so greedy. He reaped what he sowed, but greed is also a bad deed.”

Jack agreed to his mother and promised to never be greedy again and they lived happily ever after.

That was such an adventurous story! But what you learned from the story of jack and the beanstalk?

MORAL

The story was about a brave boy who wanted to fight against poverty and in a way he got a chance to take revenge of his father too.

But in the process, he forgot that harming the Giant again and again was not ethical and stealing from the Giant’s house was also against his morals.

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