I'll eat a piece of the roof. Gretel, you can eat some of the window--that will taste real sweet. Hansel reached up and broke off a little of the roof. Then a shrill voice called out from inside the house:. Who is nibbling at my house? The children answered:. It is the wind, the child of the sky.
Commitment to Privacy
And they went on eating without stopping. The roof tasted awfully good to Hansel, so he tore off a great big piece of it, and Gretel pushed out a whole round windowpane, and sad down and really enjoyed it. All at once the door opened, and a woman as old as the hills, leaning on crutches, cam creeping out. Hansel and Gretel were so frightened that they dropped what they had in their hands. But the old woman just nodded her head and said: "My, my you dear children, who has brought you here?
Hansel and Gretel
Come right in and stay with me. No harm will befall you. But the old woman had only pretended to be so friendly, really she was a wicked witch who lay in wait for children, and had built the house of bread and sugar just to lure them inside. Witches have red eyes and can't see far, but they have a keen sense of smell, like animals, so that they can tell whenever human beings are near. When a child came into her power she would kill it, cook it, and eat it. She took both of them by the hand and led them into her little house. Then she set nice food before them--milk and pancakes with sugar, apples, and nuts.
The Story of Hansel and Gretel
After that she made up two beautiful white beds for them, and Hansel and Gretel lay down in them and thought they were in heaven. Early in the morning, before the children were awake, she was already up, and when she saw both of them fast asleep and looking so darling, with their rosy fat cheeks, she muttered to herself: "That will be a nice bite! He has to stay in the cage and get fat. As soon as he's fat I'll eat him.
She had to do what the wicked witch told her to do. Now the finest food was cooked for poor Hansel, but Gretel got nothing but crab shells. Every morning the old woman would creep out to the cage and cry, "Hansel put your finger out so I can feel whether you are getting fat. When four weeks had gone by and Hansel still was as thin as ever, she completely lost patience, and was willing to wait no longer.
Whether he's fat or think, tomorrow I'll kill Hansel and cook him. Oh, how the poor little sister did grieve as she had to get the water, and how the tears ran down her cheeks. First we'll bake," said the old woman. And when Gretel was in, she'd close the oven and Gretel would be baked, and then she'd eat her too.
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But Gretel saw what she was up to, and said: "I don't know how to. How do I get inside? Then Gretel gave her a tremendous push, so that she fell right in, and Gretel shut the door and fastened the bolt.
Hansel and Gretel
Oh, then she began to howl in the most dreadful way imaginable, but Gretel ran away, and the wicked witch burned to death miserably. Gretel ran to set her brother free as fast as she could, opened the cage, and creid, "Hansel, we are saved! How they did rejoice, and trow their arms around each other's necks, and dance around and kiss each other!
Since there wasn't anything to fear, they went inside the witch's house. They ate some more of the house, until they discovered amongst the witch's belongings, a huge chocolate egg. Inside lay a casket of gold coins and precious stones. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter. There are too many mouths to feed! We must get rid of the two brats," she declared.
And she kept on trying to persuade her husband to abandon his children in the forest. Maybe someone will find them and give them a home. Hansel who, one evening, had overheard his parents' conversation, comforted Gretel. If they do leave us in the forest, we'll find the way home," he said. And slipping out of the house he filled his pockets with little white pebbles, then went back to bed.
All night long, the woodcutter's wife harped on and on at her husband till, at dawn, he led Hansel and Gretel away into the forest. But as they went into the depths of the trees, Hansel dropped a little white pebble here and there on the mossy green ground. Night fell but the woodcutter did not return. Gretel began to sob bitterly.
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Hansel too felt scared but he tried to hide his feelings and comfort his sister. I swear I'll take you home even if Father doesn't come back for us! They crept through a half open window, without wakening their parents. Cold, tired but thankful to be home again, they slipped into bed. Next day, when their stepmother discovered that Hansel and Gretel had returned, she went into a rage.
Stifling her anger in front of the children, she locked her bedroom door, reproaching her husband for failing to carry out her orders. The weak woodcutter protested, torn as he was between shame and fear of disobeying his cruel wife. The wicked stepmother kept Hansel and Gretel under lock and key all day with nothing for supper but a sip of water and some hard bread.
All night, husband and wife quarreled, and when dawn came, the woodcutter led the children out into the forest. Hansel, however, had not eaten his bread, and as he walked through the trees, he left a trail of crumbs behind him to mark the way. But the little boy had forgotten about the hungry birds that lived in the forest. When they saw him, they flew along behind and in no time at all, had eaten all the crumbs.
But when night fell, they saw to their horror, that all the crumbs had gone. I'm here to look after you!