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Hansel and Gretel

A myth submitted to the site by PratikPatrick

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Once upon a time, there was a poor woodcutter and his wife had two children named Hansel and Gretel. Their mother died when they were young. Hansel and Gretel were very sad. Soon their father remarried but their stepmother was very cruel. One day, she took the children deep into the forest and left them there. Clever Hansel had some breadcrumbs in his pocket and had dropped them on the way so that they could find their way back home. Unfortunately, the birds ate all the crumbs and they couldn’t find the path that led back home.
Hansel and Gretel went beneath into the forest. They were really hungry, bored and dog-tired.

Finally, after walking continuously for a long period of time, they saw an unbelievable cottage made of chocolates, candies, and cakes. “Look, a chocolate brick!” Hansel cried in delight and both ate it hungrily.

Now, a wicked witch lived there. When she saw Hansel and Gretel, she wanted to eat them. She grabbed the children tightly and locked them in a cage. The witch decided to make a soup out of Hansel and eat him first. She began boiling a huge pot of water for the soup.

Just then, Gretel crept out of her cage. She gave the wicked witch a powerful push from behind and the witch fell into the boiling water. She shouted in pain and died.

Hansel and Gretel found treasure lying around the cottage. They put the jewels into their clothing, the children set off for home. As they moved the time pass and passes, they saw two beautiful swan that helped Hansel and Gretel across an expanse of water. Finally, they saw their home and heard their stepmother had died and their father wel¬comed them back with tears of joy. At, last they lived happily together and never went hungry again.

By PratikPatrick
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