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HANSEL AND GRETEL
A very poor woodcutter lived in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife ill-treated the children and convinced her husband to abandon them.
Hansel overheard and was determined that he and sister would not get lost. He took a supply of pebbles with him and dropped them one at a time as they were taken deeper and deeper into the forest. When their father left them, Hansel and Gretel were able to find their way back home.
However, their stepmother was furious and forced the woodcutter to taken the children out again the next day. This time Hansel left a trail of breadcrumbs and when he tried to find they way home discovered that the birds had eaten every crumb.
They were lost and walked and walked, until they came upon a strange cottage made of chocolate and icing and good things to eat. It was a trap. It belonged to an old witch who caught children and ate them. Hansel was locked in a cage to fatten him up and Gretel forced to do the housework
When the witch lit the oven to cook the boy, Gretel gave her a tremendous push and slammed the oven door shut.
The witch was the one who was cooked.
They found their father who had been searching for them: their stepmother was dead and they could all live happily ever after.