Jack and the Beanstalk | World Famous Fairy Tales

Jack was a young lad living with his widowed mother. Their only means of income was a cow.

As time went by, the cow stopped giving milk. So one morning, Jack was sent to the market to sell it.

On the way to the market he met an old man who offered to give him ‘magic beans’ in exchange for the cow. Jack took the beans and was on his way back home.

When he arrived home without money, his mother became furious and threw the beans out of the window. She sent Jack to bed without supper.

As Jack was sleeping, the beans grew into a gigantic beanstalk. Next morning, Jack climbed the beanstalk and arrived in a land high up in the sky. There, he followed a road to a house, which was the home of a giant.

Jack entered the house and asked the giant’s wife for food.

She gave him food, but the giant returned and sensed that a human was near by. “Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman, Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll have his bones to grind my bread,” the giant roared.

However, Jack was hidden by the giant’s wife. Jack overheard the giant counting his money.

Jack stole the bag of gold coins and made his escape down the beanstalk.

Next time, Jack went to the giant’s house and saw the giant with a hen which laid a golden egg daily.

When the giant was sleeping, Jack stole the hen and returned to his house.

Once again, Jack went to the giant’s house and saw the giant with a magical harp.

Somehow, Jack took the magical harp and began to run away. The giant shouted at him.

This time, Jack was almost caught by the giant who followed him down the beanstalk.

Jack called his mother who rushed to the place with an axe. She chopped the beanstalk down, killing the giant.

Jack and his mother started living happily ever after with their new riches.

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