There was once upon a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children. One day she wanted to go into the forest and fetch some food. So she called all seven to her and said, "Dear children, I have to go into the forest, be on your guard against the wolf; if he comes in, he will devour you all -- skin, hair, and all. The wretch often disguises himself, but you will know him at once by his rough voice and his black feet." The kids said, "Dear mother, we will take good care of ourselves; you may go away without any anxiety." Then the old one bleated, and went on her way with an easy mind.
一天，它要到森林里去取食物，便把七个孩子全叫过来，对它们说：“亲爱的孩子们，我要到森林里 去一下，你们一定要提防狼。要是让狼进屋，它会把你们全部吃掉的——连皮带毛通通吃光。这个坏蛋常常把自己化装成别的样子，但是，你们只要一听 到他那粗哑的声音、一看到它那黑黑的爪子，就 能认出它来。”小山羊们说：“好妈妈，我们会当心的。你去吧，不用担心。”老山羊咩 咩地叫了几声，便放心地去了。