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Once upon a time there lived near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl. Once upon a time there were two children, a brother and a sister, whose names were Hansel and Gretel. They lived with their father and with their step-mother. Find out more about “Hansel and Gretel”, write a review or download online.
They went deep into the forest. On the way Hansel stopped every few steps and dropped a pebble behind him without telling anyone. After a while, they stopped.
The step-mother told the children to sit there and wait quietly for them to come back. Their father said nothing. Hansel and Gretel waited the whole day. They couldn't believe that their father would actually leave them. But as the sun set, they knew that everything they had heard the night before was true. We will leave tomorrow morning and be home by noon. Trust me. They did just as Hansel had said.
They next morning they followed the trail Hansel had made and they made their way home. Their father was so happy to see them, that he couldn't say a thing and just hugged them for as long as he could.
We are not going to leave them alone in the woods again! Hansel went to try and gather pebbles again, but this time the door was locked. The next morning their step-mother gave them even smaller pieces of bread for lunch. On their way into the forest, Hansel dropped crumbs behind him, so that they would be able to find their way back home just like before. They walked for hours and hours. You can have a nap here while your father and I cut wood.
At lunch Gretel shared her piece of bread with Hansel and then they fell asleep. It was already evening when they woke up and it was too dark to find the crumbs, but Hansel told Gretel to keep calm and that they would go home the next morning.
When they woke up, they saw that wild animals had eaten the crumbs during the night. This time it was Hansel who was upset. They walked the entire day. They were already very hungry and tired when they saw a white bird singing on a branch. It flew off and the children decided to follow him.
It led them to a house. When they came closer, they saw that the house was built entirely from chocolate, with a roof made of cake, and windows made of clear sugar. The children started eating the house — Hansel took a piece of the roof, while Gretel tore down a part of the wall.
Suddenly the door opened and an old woman came out of the house. They went in. The old woman made them pancakes with maple syrup and gave them milk to drink. Just when the brother and sister thought they were in heaven, the old woman grabbed Hansel by the hand, her eyes glittered red and she laughed a creepy laugh. I will now fatten you up, boy, so that I can eat you. 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. Again, with a lame excuse, the woodcutter left his two children by themselves. But when night fell, they saw to their horror, that all the crumbs had gone.
I'm here to look after you! All night the two children huddled together for warmth at the foot of a large tree. When dawn broke, they started to wander about the forest, seeking a path, but all hope soon faded. They were well and truly lost. On they walked and walked, till suddenly they came upon a strange cottage in the middle of a glade.
Starving but delighted, the children began to eat pieces of candy broken off the cottage. She had never tasted anything so nice.
They were just about to try a piece of the biscuit door when it quietly swung open. Come in, you've nothing to fear! Unluckily for Hansel and Gretel, however, the sugar candy cottage belonged to an old witch, her trap for catching unwary victims. The two children had come to a really nasty place. I shall fatten you up and eat you!
Now, Gretel had brought her brother a chicken bone, and when the witch went to touch his finger, Hansel held out the bone. When will you become plump? All right, I'll see for myself.
The witch had come to a fit and proper end. Gretel ran to set her brother free and they made quite sure that the oven door was tightly shut behind the witch. Indeed, just to be on the safe side, they fastened it firmly with a large padlock.
Then they stayed for several days to eat some more of the house, till they discovered amongst the witch's belongings, a huge chocolate egg.
Inside lay a casket of gold coins. This time, luck was with them, and on the second day, they saw their father come out of the house towards them, weeping.