A gloomy forest. Little Red-faced Red Riding Boots appears, threading her way through the trees. She sees a bright light ahead of her in a clearing, and moves towards it. As she steps out into the clearing, a radiant beautifully dressed lady with a star in her hair and a magic wand appears:
“I am your fairy godmother, LavenderBlue.
I have the lousy task of overseeing you.
I don’t much like what you get up to,
But here’s three wishes I’ll make come true.”
“O Godmother, I want to be a Queen
And make my rivals sick with envy green.
I long to be so stinking rich
They’ll never dare to call me horrid bitch.
I want men at my beck and call
So life will be one endless ball.”
“All these I grant, but mark my words:
Pleasures and troubles come in herds,
And when you’ve had your bit of fun
Troubles will follow at a run”.
“Your sombre forecasts don’t dismay me –
I’m off to find a man to lay me.”
She exits in the direction of Grandpa Wolfie’s cottage. LavenderBlue shakes her head and murmurs: “Little does she know what awaits here there…..”