Hansel and Gretel

Nearagreatforesttherelivedapoorwoodcutterandhiswifeandhistwochildren;theboy’snamewasHanselandthegirl’sGretel.Theyhadverylittletobiteortosup,andonce,whentherewasgreatdearthintheland,themancouldnotevengainthedailybread.

Ashelayinbedonenightthinkingofthis,andturningandtossing,hesighedheavily,andsaidtohiswife,"Whatwillbecomeofus?Wecannotevenfeedourchildren;thereisnothingleftforourselves.""Iwilltellyouwhat,husband,"answeredthewife;"wewilltakethechildrenearlyinthemorningintotheforest,whereitisthickest;wewillmakethemafire,andwewillgiveeachofthemapieceofbread,thenwewillgotoourworkandleavethemalone;theywillneverfindthewayhomeagain,andweshallbequitofthem.""No,wife,"saidtheman,"Icannotdothat;Icannotfindinmyhearttotakemychildrenintotheforestandtoleavethemtherealone;thewildanimalswouldsooncomeanddevourthem.""Oyoufool,"saidshe,"thenwewillallfourstarve;youhadbettergetthecoffinsready"-andshelefthimnopeaceuntilheconsented.

"ButIreallypitythepoorchildren,"saidtheman.

Thetwochildrenhadnotbeenabletosleepforhunger,andhadheardwhattheirstep-motherhadsaidtotheirfather.Gretelweptbitterly,andsaidtoHansel,"Itisalloverwithus.""Dobequiet,Gretel,"saidHansel,"anddonotfret.Iwillmanagesomething."Andwhentheparentshadgonetosleephegotup,putonhislittlecoat,openedthebackdoor,andslippedout.Themoonwasshiningbrightly,andthewhiteflintsthatlayinfrontofthehouseglistenedlikepiecesofsilver.Hanselstoopedandfilledthelittlepocketofhiscoatasfullasitwouldhold

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