Who Knows What Lives Under This Rustic Wooden Bridge Found in Central Park, New York City, USA

The Story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff
Once upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was “Gruff.” On the way up was a bridge over a cascading stream they had to cross; and under the bridge lived a great ugly troll , with eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker. So first of all came the youngest Billy Goat Gruff to cross the bridge. "Trip, trap, trip, trap! " went the bridge. “Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” roared the troll. “Oh, it is only I, the tiniest Billy Goat Gruff , and I’m going up to the hillside to make myself fat,” said the billy goat, with such a small voice. “Now, I’m coming to gobble you up,” said the troll. “Oh, no! pray don’t take me. I’m too little, that I am,” said the billy goat. “Wait a bit till the second Billy Goat Gruff comes. He’s much bigger.” “Well, be off with you,” said the troll. A little while after came the second Billy Goat Gruff to cross the bridge. Trip, trap, trip, trap, trip, trap, went the bridge. “Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” roared the troll. “Oh, it’s the second Billy Goat Gruff , and I’m going up to the hillside to make myself fat,” said the billy goat, who hadn’t such a small voice. “Now I’m coming to gobble you up,” said the troll. “Oh, no! Don’t take me. Wait a little till the big Billy Goat Gruff comes. He’s much bigger.” “Very well! Be off with you,” said the troll. But just then up came the big Billy Goat Gruff. Trip, trap, trip, trap, trip, trap! went the bridge, for the billy goat was so heavy that the bridge creaked and groaned under him. “Who’s that tramping over my bridge?” roared the troll. “It’s I! The big Billy Goat Gruff ,” said the billy goat, who had an ugly hoarse voice of his own. “Now I ’m coming to gobble you up,” roared the troll. Well, come along! I’ve got two spears, And I’ll poke your eyeballs out at your ears;
I’ve got besides two curling-stones, And I’ll crush you to bits, body and bones. That was what the big billy goat said. And then he flew at the troll, and poked his eyes out with his horns, and crushed him to bits, body and bones, and tossed him out into the cascade, and after that he went up to the hillside. There the billy goats got so fat they were scarcely able to walk home again. And if the fat hasn’t fallen off them, why, they’re still fat; and so, Snip, snap, snout. This tale’s told out.

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Comments

  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamalmost 4 years ago

    Great colour treatment.

  • Wow, that was fast! It’s still uploading….:-)
    Thanks very much for this nice comment, I’m happy you like the colors. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Chris. Love the lighting and the framings. Great work mate. Don.

  • Hi Don, good to see you. Thanks for taking a look and leaving this great and very encouraging comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    Rustic Trolls? LOL Awesome pic!!

  • Beware of the troll, foll di roll. I’m sure they lived under bridges and came up to demand a toll. I never met one so I may be wrong Mr.Wizard, I’ll defer to your experience. :-) Thanks very much for visiting. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • BYRON
    BYRONalmost 4 years ago

    Trip Trap Trip Trap, whose that walking over my bridge?

    Definitely looks like a Troll’s bridge!

  • There you go!! That’s exactly what I meant. Thanks Byron I really appreciate that you came to my rescue. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • BYRON
    BYRONalmost 4 years ago

    maybe you & I are the only two who know the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff?

  • Ah, yes, I do remember the name now that you mention it but the story has faded. I’m sure that is where I got the troll and the bridge from – far back in my brain it was lurking there! Now I’ll have to look it up and refresh memory. It’s been a loooooong time since I read that type of stuff and I never had kids to read it to! Thanks for the reminder.

    – Chris Lord

  • I found the story and added it to the description. Thanks again Byron.

    – Chris Lord

  • BYRON
    BYRONalmost 4 years ago

    I have the “Ladybird Books” verison, which I was given when I was about 3 years old. I still have it in near mint condition… along with “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and “Rose Red, Rose White”.

    The artwork in them is just awesome. My parents always bought me books that had great artwork… I do so love the pictures!

    They are 3 of my most cherished books ever.

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