We’re well into our fairytale theme of facts and now it’s time for Goldilocks And The Three Bears. The tale that we all know is that Goldilocks breaks into the house owned by the three bears. The bears return home to find her sleeping in a bed. She wakes with a fright and jumps out the window in terror. That has been the clean version we are accustomed with.
The original tale that was published in 1837 actually has two variations. In one version the bears return home and tear her apart and eat her. Hardly an ending for a bedtime story. The other version has Goldilocks as an old vagrant woman. The rest of the tale is similar except that when she jumps out of the window she either breaks her neck from the fall, or she is arrested and goes to jail for vagrancy.