What indeed? While she was walking through the forest, she saw a wolf strolling slowly towards her, humming something to himself. A minute or so earlier, the wolf had been watching her from behind a tree, and had thought to himself, 'She'd make a nice juicy meal'. But as he didn't want to frighten her off he had decided to play it nice and cool, and so the nonchalant walk.

does it mean that a minute or so earlier he had finished watching her from a tree or does it mean he was still watching her from a tree as past perfect continuous is used I think he had finished

  • He had been watching her until a minute or so earlier. I have to say though animals don't stroll or play it cool. So, this has been messed up. The original Little Red Riding Hood is probably much better. – Lambie Nov 27 '18 at 18:24
  • @Lambie The wolf in this story talks and wears a disguise. Strolling and playing it cool are easy tasks by comparison. – Tashus Nov 27 '18 at 19:49

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