We won't have enough food for the two of us if we keep those two around! Why don't we just send them for a permanent walk through the woods? Please honey, do it for me!
Hansel and Gretel were two young children who lived in the forest with their father, a woodcutter, and their stepmother.
At first, the children loved their new stepmother. However, over time, they began to see that she was borderline abusive to them and that she acted completely different around their father.
The stepmother begged for the father to send the children away so that they would have more food for themselves; she kept them locked up all day with minimal water and stale bread.
After lots of convincing, the father finally agreed with the stepmother's plan. In the morning, the father took them out into the woods to never return. However, Hansel left a trail of breadcrumbs as he walked so that they could find their way back.
When they tried to go back, the trail had been eaten and they were lost. After roaming for hours trying to find their way back, they gave up and realized they would have to spend the night in the woods.