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Hansel and Gretel based on a Grimm Brother’s story. ©Adapted by K I D S I N C O
Narrator: Hansel and Gretel lived in the forest in a tiny cottage with their poor father, who was a woodcutter, and their evil stepmother.
(In the cottage)
Father: What is wrong with you?
Stepmother: Now that the children are sleeping, I have to talk to you.
Father: About what?
Stepmother: We don´t have enough food to feed the children. Tomorrow morning we will take them into the deep woods and will leave them there.
Father: I will not do that to my own children! Do you think that I will leave them there where they can be in danger!
Stepmother: Then the four of us will die… anyway.
Narrator: She insisted so much in that idea that the woodcutter finally agreed. But Hansel and Gretel were not sleeping, they were listening to the whole conversation.
Hansel: Don´t cry, little sister. I have an idea to find our way back home.
Narrator: Next morning, when they went into the forest, their stepmother gave each one of them a piece of bread.
(In the deep forest)
Stepmother: Don´t eat this bread before lunch, because this is all you are going to eat today.
Hansel and Gretel: We won´t.
Narrator: While they were walking, Hansel was leaving trail of breadcrumbs in order to find their way back home. When they reached the deep forest she said.
Stepmother: Stay here until we come to pick you up.
Narrator: Hansel and Gretel did as they were told, but then night came.
Hansel: Come on Gretel, it´s time to find our way home.
Gretel: I´ll help you find the breadcrumbs.
Hansel: I can´t find any!
Gretel: I knew it! The animals ate them! Now what are we going to do?
Hansel: We need to find a safe place to stay.
Gretel: Look! There´s a cave over there.
Hansel: Let´s go!
Narrator: They stayed in the cave for a few days without eating, until they finally decided to go out and find some food to eat. So they walked deeper into the forest when they saw something in the distance.
Gretel: What is that over there?
Hansel: It looks like a little house.
Gretel: Let´s take a closer look.
Narrator: So they approached the little house.
(At the witch´s house)
Hansel: This house is weird. Look Gretel, it´s all made up of chocolate, cookies, and bread!
Gretel: And it´s delicious!
Hansel: I´ve never tasted anything like this in my whole life!
Narrator: Then a witch opened the door.
Witch: How did you get here, little children?
Hansel: We got lost in the forest.
Witch: Oh, poor of you! Please, come inside.
Gretel: No… I don´t think we should.
Hansel: Don´t worry, she will not harm us.
Witch: Of course not, I am an old, old lady.
Hansel: See, Gretel. She is like our grandmother.
Witch: You can even stay here with me. I live here all alone in the forest. I will cook for you, you look so thin and weak.
Narrator: The two brothers stayed with the witch but Hansel knew deep inside him that there was something else.
Gretel: What is wrong?
Hansel: Why does she care so much about us, if she doesn´t even know us?
Gretel: And she gives us so much food!
Hansel: She wants us to be fat…
Gretel: To eat us!
Hansel and Gretel: Oh No!
Narrator: The witch was hiding behind the door listening to every word they said.
Witch: You´re right! … Get in the oven!
Hansel and Gretel: In the oven? . . . It´s too small!
Witch: Of course not, even I fit in it… look!
Narrator: Then she gets inside the oven and quickly they shut the door, leaving her locked inside.
Hansel: Come on, run!
Narrator: They ran outside the house as fast as they could. They walked for two days until to reached their old house.
(in the cottage)
Hansel: We are finally home!
Narrator: They knocked at the door and their father opened it.
Father: My dear children!
Hansel and Gretel: (hugging) Father!
Father: My wife died and all this time I have been thinking of you.
Hansel: We missed you!
Gretel: We suffered a lot but we learned to survive by ourselves.
Father: Please forgive me!
Hansel and Gretel: We love you, there is nothing to forgive!
Author: Grimm Brothers
©Adapted by K I D S I N C O
Moral Value: Autonomy
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