The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

By Linda Williams


Characters: (10)  Narrator 1     Narrator 2     Narrator 3    Shoes     Little Old Lady    
                  Pants          Shirt          Gloves        Hat       Pumpkin
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Narrator 1:  Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything!

Narrator 2:  One windy afternoon the little old lady left her cottage and went for a walk in the
             forest to collect herbs and spices, nuts and seeds.

Narrator 3:  She walked so long and so far that it started to get dark. There was only a sliver 
             of moon shining through the night. The little old lady started to walk home.

Narrator 1:  Suddenly she stopped!

Shoes:       Right in the middle of the path were two big shoes. And the shoes went CLOMP CLOMP.

Old Lady:    Get out of my way, you two big shoes! I'm not afraid of you.

Narrator 2:  On she walked down the path. But behind her she could hear

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP.

Narrator 3:  A little farther on, the little old lady stumbled into a pair of pants.

Pants:       And the pants went WIGGLE, WIGGLE.

Old Lady:    Get out of my way, you pair of pants. I'm not afraid of you.

Narrator 1:  On she walked, but behind her she could hear

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE.

Narrator 2:  Farther still, the little old lady bumped into a shirt.

Shirt:       And the shirt went SHAKE, SHAKE.

Old Lady:    Get out of my way, you silly shirt! I'm not afraid of you.

Narrator 3:  On she walked, a little bit faster. But behind her she could hear

Shoes:       Two pair of shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE.

Shirt:       And one shirt went SHAKE, SHAKE.

Narrator 1:  A little way on, the old lady came upon two white gloves and a tall black hat.

Gloves:      And the gloves went CLAP, CLAP.

Hat:         And the hat went NOD, NOD.

Old Lady:    Get out of my way, you two white gloves and you tall black hat!  I'm not afraid 
             of you!

Narrator 2:  On she walked, just a little bit faster. But behind her she could hear:

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE

Shirt:       One shirt went SHAKE, SHAKE

Gloves:      Two gloves go CLAP, CLAP

Hat:         And one hat went NOD, NOD.

Narrator 3:  By now the little old lady was walking at quite a fast pace. She was very near 
             her cottage when she was startled by a very huge, very orange, very scary pumpkin
             head! And the head went

Pumpkin:     BOO, BOO!

Narrator 1:  This time the little old lady did not stop to talk.

Narrator 2:  She did not stop at all.

Narrator 3:  She RAN!

All Narrators: But behind her she could hear

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE

Shirt:       One shirt went SHAKE, SHAKE

Gloves:      Two gloves go CLAP, CLAP

Hat:         And one hat went NOD, NOD.

Pumpkin:     And one scary pumpkin head go BOO, BOO!

Narrator 1:  The little old lady did not look back. She ran as fast as she could and didn't 
             catch her breath until she was safe inside her cottage with the door locked.

Narrator 2:  She sat in her chair by the fire and she rocked and she rocked.

Narrator 3:  It was so quiet in her cottage before the

All:         KNOCK, KNOCK on the door.

Narrator 1:  Should she answer it?

Narrator 2:  Well, she was not afraid of anything.

Narrator 3:  So she went to the door and opened it.

All:         What do you think she saw?

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE

Shirt:       One shirt went SHAKE, SHAKE

Gloves:      Two gloves go CLAP, CLAP

Hat:         One hat went NOD, NOD.

Pumpkin:     And one scary pumpkin head go BOO, BOO!

Old Lady:    I'm not afraid of you. What do you want anyway?

All:         We've come to scare you.

Old Lady:    You can't scare me!

Pumpkin:     Then what's to become of us?

Narrator 1:  The pumpkin head suddenly looked unhappy.

Old Lady:    I have an idea.

Narrator 2:  She whispered into the pumpkin's ear. The pumpkin nodded and its face seemed to 
             brighten.

Narrator 3:  The little old lady said good night, closed the door, and whistled on her way to bed.

Narrator 1:  The next morning she woke up early. She went to her window and looked out into her
             garden.

All:         And what do you think she saw?

Shoes:       Two shoes go CLOMP, CLOMP

Pants:       One pair of pants go WIGGLE, WIGGLE

Shirt:       One shirt go SHAKE, SHAKE

Gloves:      Two gloves go CLAP, CLAP

Hat:         One hat go NOD, NOD.

Pumpkin:     And one very scary pumpkin head go BOO, BOO.

All Narrators: And he went out into the field to scare the crows away! 
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Scripted by Lori Pratt