1837 The Three Bears was first printed in 1837 by English poet Robert Southey. The story was published in Southey's collection The Doctor (1834–47). The Three Bears, like Mure's family, was a favorite story among Southey's family. William Tyler, Southey's uncle, was most likely the one who introduced him to The Three Bears.
It is said that he told this story to many people before it was finally printed. One of these people was his wife, Elizabeth, who apparently loved this story so much that she had a copy made for themselves. This copy is now in the British Library.
The version we know today is based on Mrs. Southey's copy of The Three Bears. It includes some changes done by Southey himself. For example, in Mrs. Southey's version, the mother bear has only two cubs; while in Southey's original, there were three bears. Also, in Mrs. Southey's version, the third bear is never seen; while in Southey's original, you can see all three bears at once. These are just two examples of how many changes have been done to this story over time. There are several versions of The Three Bears: modern ones, old ones, and rare ones. So, be careful not to believe everything you read!
The first documented narrative version of the Goldilocks chronicle is commonly attributed to British novelist and poet Robert Southey's "The Story of the Three Bears." Southey's initial primary character was a nosy old lady. Goldilocks awakens to the sound of Mama's voice, only to be devoured by the bears. After her body is removed, the trio of bears eats quietly for some time before Brother comes down the chimney to his supper. When he refuses their offer of food, they force him into their house and eat him too.
Since then, many other versions have been created by various authors. One common theme among them all is that the three bears eat Goldilocks before she has a chance to eat either of the pies. This usually causes trouble for Goldilocks, who must be saved by the return of Brother or Sister.
In 1900, American author John Russel Brown wrote a novel called The Seven Little Indians. In this version, seven little Indian children live with their uncle in a small town. When their uncle dies, the children are left without support until someone tells them that their uncle had willed money to everyone except them. They set out to find the people who had killed their uncle, but during their search they meet several other strangers who claim to be relatives of the dead man. Eventually, they discover that he had indeed murdered them all, so they kill him too.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (originally titled "The Story of the Three Bears") is a 19th-century British fairy tale that has three different versions: The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears,
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There was once upon a time when there was a small girl named Goldilocks. She went for a walk through the woods. She soon arrived upon a home. She knocked and walked straight in when no one responded. There were three cups of oatmeal on the kitchen table. Goldilocks was starving. She decided to have some breakfast too.
The first thing she did was look at the size of the bowls. They were all different sizes. The smallest bowl had grains that were too big, the middle sized bowl had grains that were just right, and the largest bowl had grains that were too small. After eating her meal, Goldilocks heard someone coming. It was three bears! The biggest bear spoke first: "Who's there?" he asked.
Goldilocks didn't fear the bears because they were nice. She had seen how people treated their animals and didn't want to get hurt if she couldn't fight back. So instead, she took out her phone and started to take pictures of the bears. The second bear saw this and grew angry. He grabbed Goldilocks and tried to eat her but she escaped by biting his thumb.
The third bear came from behind the couch and kicked Goldilocks out the door. As she was running away from the house, she heard one of the bears say: "That's why you should never knock down houses with oatmeal for beds!"
She was known as Silverhair, Silverlocks, Goldenlocks, and other nicknames over the years. She was renamed Goldilocks sometime in the early twentieth century. The three male bears from Southey's original became Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear through time.
Baby Bear died in 1882 at the age of about 10 years. Mama then killed herself a few months later when she could not find her lost cub. Silverhair also died that same year. This left only Papa behind, who was now all alone in the world.
Papa was found by two hunters in 1903. They took him to their camp where he was given food and water and cared for until he healed up from his injuries. The owners of the bear wanted to put him back in the circus but he did not want this, so they donated him to a zoo instead.
In 1916, a girl named Audrey Rose Browning bought Papa bear from the zoo. He was one of her favorite animals and used to sit on her lap whenever she went into his enclosure. One day in July 1917, while watching her father work on his farm, a young woman named Margery Allen saw Papa come running towards her out of the woods. She had no idea that there were any bears inside the park until then.