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BLACK MAN, GREEN MAN, RED MAN – (no dialogues)
(Claire´s mother is in the garden watering the plants, the little girl approaches her)
CLAIRE: Have you seen my coat, mother?.
MOTHER: It´s in your closet. Where are you going?.
CLAIRE: I´m going to see Frau Trude.
CLAIRE: I said I´m going to see the Frau Trude!.
MOTHER: Get inside the house right now. You are not going anywhere!.
CLAIRE: Ha, ha, ha, sure I am!.
MOTHER: Do as I say!.
CLAIRE: No, I won´t!. I have heard so much about Frau Trude that I want to meet her.
MOTHER: You don´t know what are you talking about!.
CLAIRE: Yes I do!. People say she is a wonderful old woman, and that she has many marvelous things in her house, and I really want to see them.
FATHER: What´s going on here?. Why are you yelling?.
MOTHER: She´s going to that old witch´s house!. She wants to meet Frau Trude!.
FATHER: I won´t let you go!. Go to your room!,
MOTHER: Listen to me Claire. She is an evil old woman who does wicked things.
CLAIRE: I know that she has magical powers, that is why I want to meet her!.
FATHER: I said no!. Get inside the house!.
CLAIRE: No!. Stay away from me!.
(Claire runs away from her parents and goes into the woods)
MOTHER: Claire!. Claire!. Come back here!.
FATHER: It´s too late. I just hope she returns safe home. Come on, let´s get inside the house.
(They leave. Claire is in the woods looking back at her house)
CLAIRE: At least they didn´t follow me!. Now, I have to find the witch´s house.
(She sees a man dressed in black standing in the middle of the road. When he sees her, he hides behind the bushes)
CLAIRE: I think I am allucinating. I better hurry up, it´s getting dark.
(She keeps walking for a few minutes, then she sees Fraud Trude’s house)
CLAIRE: That must be the house. It´s so old!.
(While she´s approaching the house, there´s a green man standing beside the door, the man looks at her, runs away and hides behind a tree. She looks through the window, then she knocks at the door. She hears a sweet voice coming from inside the house)
FRAU TRUDE: Come in. I was expecting you, Claire.
(Claire pushes the door and enters. Fraud Trude is sitting in a rocking chair in front of the chimney)
CLAIRE: How did you know I was coming?.
FRAU TRUDE: Never mind that. Close the door, dear.
(Claire closes the door)
FRAU TRUDE: Don´t stand there. Come and sit over here. (Claire sits on a chair in front of the chimney) You look so pale. Are you afraid?.
CLAIRE: No, of course not. (she looks back at the door) I just saw a green man, and I really got scared.
FRAU TRUDE: Where?.
CLAIRE: When I was about to knock, he was standing beside the door.
FRAU TRUDE: Ha, ha, ha, that must have been a hunter. Don´t worry!.
CLAIRE: I also saw a man dressed in black, and I was terrified!.
FRAU TRUDE: That must have been a miner. There no reason to be scared.
(Frau Trude stands and gets near Claire)
CLAIRE: Oh, I also was scared by another man. He was all red. Yes, it was a red man!.
FRAU TRUDE: Ha, ha, ha. A red man?. That must have been the butcher!. (Claire stands and gets near the chimeney) What else did you see?.
CLAIRE: Well, before I knocked, I looked through the window and I saw….
FRAU TRUDE: Yes, darling. What did you see?.
CLAIRE: I saw a horrible beast, right here, where I´m standing right now!.
FRAU TRUDE: Ha, ha, ha, ha.
(Frau Trude transforms herself into a horrible witch changing her voice tone. Claire gets scared and covers her face with her hands)
CLAIRE: Oh No!. No!.
FRAU TRUDE: Don´t be afraid, Claire. The horrible beast you saw, was me!. Ha, ha, ha, ha. The real me!. Ha, ha, ha, ha. But don´t worry. I have been waiting for you for a long, long time.
CLAIRE: Get away from me!.
(Claire tries to get away but the Frau Trude grabs her by the hand)
FRAU TRUDE: You were the one who came looking for me!.
CLAIRE: I want to go home!.
FRAU TRUDE: It´s too late!. They warned you not to come… and you did anyway! Oh, poor girl… if you had only obeyed your parents… Ha, ha, ha, ha!
CLAIRE: Let me go!
(Claire tries to get off the witch, but she can´t)
FRAU TRUDE: Now you will give me light!.
(Frau Trude stretches her left hand and casts a spell on Claire)
FRAU TRUDE: Avramare Clock Hood!. Turn Claire into a block of wood!. (Clairs turns into a block of wood. She picks it up and throws it into the chimney, then she sits in the rocking chair) Ha, ha, ha, ha . How bright the block made the fire!. It hasn´t burned like this for a long time. It feels so warm. Now my powers will get stronger!. Ha, ha, ha, ha.
or: Brothers Grimm
Adapted by: K I D S I N C O
Moral Value: Obedience. Respect
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