The Green Ribbon from In a Dark, Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz

The story follows a girl named Jenny who always wears a green ribbon around her neck and meets a boy named Alfred. She refuses to tell him why she wears the ribbon and keeps the secret throughout their marriage. As Jenny grows older, she becomes sick and tells Alfred that the time is right to reveal the secret, untying the ribbon while on her deathbed, causing her head to fall off.

PDF TitleIn a Dark Dark Room
AuthorAlvin Schwartz
LanguageEnglish
Pages70
File Size7 MB
FormatPDF
PriceFree

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  • The story is about a girl named Jenny who always wears a green ribbon around her neck.
  • Jenny meets a boy named Alfred, but she refuses to tell him why she wears the ribbon, even when they get married.
  • Throughout her life, Jenny always says she’s just waiting for the right time to reveal the secret of the ribbon.
  • When Jenny is old and sick, she tells Alfred that the time is right, and she slowly unties the ribbon while on her deathbed, causing her head to fall off.
  • The story is derived from a French tale popularized by Washington Irving’s short story “The Adventure of the German Student”

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