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. Their father worked as a woodcutter. Times were hard and the family had a tough life.
“They eat far too much. If they keep on like this, soon we’ll all die of starvation. We must get rid of them. Let’s do it tomorrow,” their step-mother say.
They went deep into the forest. On the way Hansel stopped every few steps and dropped a pebble behind him without telling anyone.
One night the children were woken up by a conversation in the next room...
. “I don’t want to abandon my children” , said their father.
...he didn't think the plan was a good idea. But his wife was very persistent and she kept talking and talking until he was convinced and willing to do what she said.
Hansel reassured his sister that they would survive.
“what shall we do?”
As soon as his sister fell asleep, he went outside and filled his pockets with as many white pebbles as he could. Then he went to bed.
“Hansel, tomorrow we are going to die,” whimpered Gretel,
Get a good night’s sleep!” he soothed
The next morning the family woke up early, before sunrise.
“Today we’re going to cut some wood for the winter. It’s going to be along day,” said their step-mother.
. “Take these pieces of bread and don’t eat them before noon,because then you will get hungry too early.
Hansel gave his bread to Gretel to hold, because his pockets were full of pebbles.
"Just sit here and wait until we come back". told by their step-mother.