The Red Shoes

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The Red Shoes Story For Kids, The Red Shoes Story For Kids In English.

The Red Shoes Story

A long time ago, in a certain country, there lived a pretty girl, she had a pair of plain, dull, gray wooden shoes. She hurt her little feet and made it difficult for her to walk, but she never cried. And then one day, she received a box with the most beautiful red shoes inside of it. She put on her shoes and ran to her mother, who was very, very sick. She didn’t take them off that day or that night, and she thought she never would. Her mother passed away a few days later and the girl was very sad.

The fat old lady took her in and gave her a new home and a bed. The girl went to school to study, read and write. And she went to church to pray, but she kept thinking about the shiny red shoes that the old lady had thrown away. As time passed, the pretty girl grew and grew and grew, her boring new shoes became small and old, and the lady took her to buy new ones. Now the old woman was older and her eyesight was failing, so the girl she knew she wouldn’t notice if the shoes she chose were red. And again, her shoes were red, and she only took them off at night, even she wore them to church, which, of course, is not good.

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She knew it was disrespectful, she knew it was mean and she knew people stared at her, but she wore them all the time, week after week, and she didn’t care. But then, one Sunday, a bearded soldier waited at the church door, whispered something about some vain girl’s shoes, and they danced on the floor. They danced and danced, she danced, they danced inside and outside the church, she didn’t want to, but she couldn’t stop. She could only pout. They danced all day, they danced all night, and then they danced some more. She was exhausted, but somehow she managed to swim to the hangman’s door.

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“Take them off me, even if you have to cut off my legs,” she cried out in pain. The man did so, but the two red shoes continued to dance, the tired girl knew it was time to go to church and pray, pray and pray. She walked slowly, with a crutch in each hand, she walked for a whole day, or even more, but she could not enter the church, because red shoes danced in front of the door. She tried the following week, and then again, but she couldn’t get in, she became a servant in the pastor’s house, hoping to repent before she died.

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One Sunday, as usual, they all went to church and the girl stayed in her room. She was praying when an angel appeared in the light, surrounded by blooming flowers. She heard her repentance and she knew it was right, so she took the church there. The girl was lifted towards the sky, happy to see her feet, finally barefoot.