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  • Once upon a time, there was a brother and a sister called Hansel and Gretel.

  • They lived in a small house by the forest with their father and stepmother, and they were very poor.

  • One evening, Hansel overheard the husband and wife talking

  • Honey, we need to talk.

  • Problems? Sweetheart, if we continue like this we will all soon starve!

  • You are right, but I don’t know what we should do.

  • I have a plan. We have to leave the children in the forest.

  • Never! How can you say that? How? Tell me!

  • If we continue to live together, we will all starve.

  • This way, at least we can take care of ourselves.

  • But…….

  • In the end, the father agreed to abandon his children in the forest.

  • The children were so hungry they couldn’t sleep, and they heard everything their parents said.

  • The following morning, Hansel and Gretel were taken to the forest.

  • As Hansel already knew their parentsplan,

  • he had collected some pebbles to drop along the way to mark their way home.

  • When they were deep in the midst of the forest, they finally stopped.

  • Children, wait here. Your father and I will go collect some firewood.

  • With that, their father and stepmother turned and left them all alone.

  • Hansel and Gretel waited and waited, but their parents did not return.

  • The forest grew darker and darker until the sun finally set.

  • Frightened and confused, Gretel started to cry.

  • Oh Hansel, our parents have abandoned us! How will we ever find our way home?

  • Don’t cry Gretel, lookthe moon is rising. Soon, I will be able to find our way home.

  • As soon as the moon rose, the white pebbles Hansel had dropped along the way began to glow and sparkle in its light.

  • Hansel and Gretel could see them clearly, and were able to follow the moonlit pebbles all the way home.

  • When they reached home, their parents were stunned to see them.

  • How did they manage to find their way back?

  • Tomorrow, I will take them so deep they will never get out!

  • The next morning Hansel and Gretel were led back into the forest.

  • This time, Hansel didn’t have the chance to pick up any pebbles so he scattered breadcrumbs instead.

  • Soon after the children had been left alone again, the sun set and it became dark.

  • Hansel, how will we get home this time?

  • Don’t worry, I marked the trail again.

  • You did?

  • They stared to walk but the breadcrumbs were nowhere to be found!

  • The birds must have eaten them all up.

  • Hansel and Gretel were left alone in the forest not knowing how to find their way home.

  • They went deeper and deeper into the forest, almost losing all hope of ever finding the way out.

  • Suddenly, they came upon a very curious looking house.

  • When they came closer for a better look, they were amazed to realize that it was all made up of tasty treats.

  • Hansel, look! The windows are made out of cookies and the door is chocolate.

  • Wow! And there are candies in the walls instead of bricks!

  • Hansel and Gretel were very hungry by that time,

  • so they began to snatch cookies and candies out of the house and eat them.

  • Suddenly, the door creaked open and a fearsome old hag appeared.

  • Who is eating down my house?

  • We are sorry, but we were very hungry.

  • Oh my, you must be lost in the woods.

  • Help yourself to whatever you want, and then come inside for a nice nap.

  • Hansel and Gretel had as much as they wanted and came into the house.

  • The old woman was very kind to them, and offered them more delicious food.

  • They ate until they were stuffed, and fell asleep right there.

  • In fact, the ugly old woman was an evil witch.

  • She put Hansel in a cage, and forced Gretel do chores around the house.

  • Everyday the witch gave Hansel lots of tasty food.

  • She wanted to fatten him up because she was planning to eat him.

  • Each morning she would check on him to see if he was fat enough to eat yet.

  • Hansel, stick out your finger. I want to see how fat you are today.

  • But Hansel was very clever, and would always stick out a chicken bone instead.

  • The witch couldn’t see very well, so she believed the bone was Hansel’s finger.

  • Why aren’t you getting fat Hansel? I will have to feed you more.

  • Finally, the day came when the witch could wait no longer.

  • She decided she would eat Hansel whether he was chubby enough or not.

  • I will not wait any longer. Gretel, start the fire, I am going to cook Hansel!

  • Gretel was very scared, but the she remembered that the witch had bad eyes and decided to trick her.

  • She just sat in front of the oven without making a fire.

  • The witch began to grow impatient.

  • Why haven’t you started the fire?

  • I can’t get it to start.

  • Move aside, you stupid girl!

  • The witch couldn’t see the oven properly on account of her bad eyes, so she moved her face closer to the fire.

  • Desperate, Gretel seized the moment and shoved the witch into the oven!

  • and the witch burned to a cinder in the flames.

  • Gretel immediately freed Hansel from the cage,

  • and when they entered the witch’s room, they realized it was filled with treasures!

  • Taking as much as they could carry, Hansel and Gretel left the witch’s house behind and went off again in search of their home.

  • They walked through the forest for many hours, and finally found the way back.

  • Dad! Stepmom! Were back!

  • After abandoning their children, their father and stepmother continued to grow poorer and poorer.

  • They began to feel very guilty and miserable and tried their best to find the children but it was too late.

  • Now, they spent all their days crying over their misfortunes and hoping that the children would somehow find their way home.

  • Suddenly, Hansel and Gretel burst through the door.

  • Dad! Mom! We missed you so much.

  • Children, I am sorry for leaving you. I am so happy to see you again, alive and well!

  • Can you ever forgive me?

  • Mom, dad, look!

  • Hansel and Gretel showed their parents the witch’s treasures.

  • From that day forth, the family lived happily ever after.

Once upon a time, there was a brother and a sister called Hansel and Gretel.

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