I think your verson of Hansel and Gretel is great and so cool and i like the picture of i think the witch and Hansel. I like the story but I love more the way Natasha tells it, making different voices. She is a great storyteller. And to the people who have complained: You either dont know a good text or litterature or you are just stupid.
I think this story was funny and a good story for bedtime. That was very stupid of the kids. Maybe that will teach all you kids out there who want to mess with candy houses. I think the wife was the witch. She fits the ending, it say that while they were in the wood the mother had died when the witch did so………. As I was saying the witch has to be the evil wife because it fits the ending. I mean read it or listen to it. What a good way to get a good child dinner for one.
If the wife died the same time, they had to have a connection. Thanks a lot for telling German fairy-tales,for I loved them very much when I was a lttle child. They remind me of my childhood that was a happy time indeed. Hi people this story was really stupid, love the house.
But why would the mother leave them in the woods, unless she was a witch. Ok my mother would never do that to me oh kay. You get the picture. I think that this story is a wonderful story but the only thing that got me was the mother had died at the same time the witch did, I think she is the witch. And she eats kids too that is just awful but it is just a story so i am not that worked up about it. Thanks for sharing this classic stories…the voice animation is delightful and this story was rich in new vocabulary words to teach. I enjoyed it and our class will expand on the lesson.
I love the story Hansel and Grettle but this is better than reading out loud by yourself but the story can be better. It a very nice story but what really caught my attention was how the mum and the witch died at the same time. Perhaps the mum is the witch?!!? Bertie — April 3, I love disney and i dont mean to be mean but i liked this version much better. Dear Bertie i have a question, why dont you make an audio story about how u became a frog and put a nice twist in it.
They find a clever way to escape the witch by hiding in the oven, and there is a nice fairytale ending. Natasha — May 8, And also,I would like to thank you for reading it and making it. I mean, the woman builds her dream house and these brats come along and start eating it. Hansel and Gretal are two young children venture into the the woods alone and do not stick to the path despite their fathers words of caution, as it gets dark, they stumble across the witches cottage and are tempted by the sweet treats she decorates the outside of her house in.
When she entraps them in her house, they must find a way to escape and they hatch a plan that involves hiding in her kitchen. One moral message from this fairytale could be that it is important to stick together as brother and sisters, you may find more…. Natasha — June 19, I hope that there will be more great, fantastic stories in storynory website for all of us to read and improve our English writting.
Both children must plan wisely to escape if they are to return back to their fathers cottage alive. This tale has a moral that it is important not to trust strangers. Natasha — July 22, I use these stories to entertain my little sister Emma when I have to Baby Sit. TOO much comments huh i really liked this story and felt ur improving my English oh i wanna ask u a grammar question and please answer me nodded is a common used word i really wanna know if it means yes or no ive asked my teacher and she said both i dont know if she is right please answer me xoxoxoxo.
This is a very thrilling story, full of adveture. Oh, let me refrase that. This is a dark fairytale full of adventure. Natasha — November 25, I love disney and i dont mean to be mean but i liked this version much better boooobooooooboooooo. And I think there are some words that are not played.
But never mind about that. Rosy — December 5, Bertie — December 15, Giovanny carrero — January 17, Dorothy — January 20, This is a scary fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel learn its important to trust the words of their father who told them not to get lost in the dark woods. Natasha — January 20, Hey u guys listen, there is this game on newgrounds. This websight is cool not the best but it helps you study when your in 6th grade.
Sutch as me i am in 6th grade. I like this story alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yo bertie good story just wanted to ask you a question: Bertie — March 21, This is a story that touches your heart. I liked this story so much the midle was skery and also it was fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Thanks Rumpeltiltskin is a great fairytale. The Navish good fellow in the wood tries to trick the Princess by disguising his name but she finds a way to know it in the end! Natasha — June 8, Hello Hansel and Gretel is a very good story. The two children get caught by the nasty witch who tempts them with sweet treats from her cottage in the woods but they manage to escape by hiding in the oven. Thanks for listening And I hope you enjoy more stories on Storynory.
Natasha — June 13, I loved this story and my lil sister haya loved it so I translate it for her to the language we speak for her bedtime story thank you for putting this story at Storynory you have wonderful stories here. Bertie — August 10, Blocked Comment — October 29, Poop — March 13, Graham Humphreys — March 13, I like the story!! NATI — June 26, What a great story but it is not scary At all I love this story and me and me sister love story nory our favorite story is big sisters clothes warm regards lily.
I remember seeing a version of this musical when I was just a child. I found this story VERY interesting! Great for a school project. You all like the story but I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo scared. I love hansel and Gretel its a inspiring book not to go in the woods because people can take you my name is Chevy and my age is 12 I love books and tv this is my first time texting people since I was 5 so thank you for inspiring little kids I appreciate that I just love books!!!!!!!!!!!!
My birthday is this Saturday by the way I have a big attachment for frogs. Hey Bertie pease respond but when do you post your stories! Thank you Jewelz, Yes Bertie has a gifted way of adapting the stories! Really glad Storynory has enriched your life. This story is good but one thing that could be that you could change it and have different versions of it, not just the grim one.
It is a really good story and the person did a good job telling it. Bertie — March 23, Bertie — April 4, It is very well read, but, I was surprised that the lady reader did not read exactly which was printed on the story.
Is this normal for the other stories as well? I am trying to use this for a learner but they might get confused as the text is different. I like this story because I wont to learn english and this is a good story to learn english. I lived in Sweden and going in the scool there! But there was many words I dont cant. I think your story of Hansel and Gretel because it had allot of detail, humor and sadness. I think you are the best author that I have ever heard about.
Helo My name is Jeff i thought this story was almost average i am lit fam and this story is not gud bye and i hope i nevr see u again. Luv this story so much! Cant believe she was a witch! Why is the girl who is speaking it changing the words in the text because I am looking at the text and she is saying it wrong? This story was pretty cool. I was surprised that the wich got rosted in her own oven. I think it waas an 8 out of ten. Ps, Hansel and Grettel is a great story everyone should read it I how you like it. That was weird but good……;……………………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was sad at the start but at the end It was happy! I enjoyed reading this and its my first book ive read on here! The story was very well written and it is very interesting more to that it gives you a very good summary of what happened. He who says A must also say B, and because he had given in the first time, he had to do so the second time as well. The children were still awake and had overheard the conversation. When the adults were asleep, Hansel got up again and wanted to gather pebbles as he had done before, but the woman had locked the door, and Hansel could not get out.
But he comforted his little sister and said, "Don't cry, Gretel. God will help us. Early the next morning the woman came and got the children from their beds. They received their little pieces of bread, even less than the last time. On the way to the woods, Hansel crumbled his piece in his pocket, then often stood still, and threw crumbs onto the ground.
But little by little Hansel dropped all the crumbs onto the path.
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The woman took them deeper into the woods than they had ever been in their whole lifetime. Once again a large fire was made, and the mother said, "Sit here, children. If you get tired you can sleep a little. We are going into the woods to cut wood. We will come and get you in the evening when we are finished. When it was midday Gretel shared her bread with Hansel, who had scattered his piece along the path. Then they fell asleep, and evening passed, but no one came to get the poor children.
It was dark at night when they awoke, and Hansel comforted Gretel and said, "Wait, when the moon comes up I will be able to see the crumbs of bread that I scattered, and they will show us the way back home. When the moon appeared they got up, but they could not find any crumbs, for the many thousands of birds that fly about in the woods and in the fields had pecked them up. They walked through the entire night and the next day from morning until evening, but they did not find their way out of the woods. They were terribly hungry, for they had eaten only a few small berries that were growing on the ground.
And because they were so tired that their legs would no longer carry them, they lay down under a tree and fell asleep. It was already the third morning since they had left the father's house. They started walking again, but managed only to go deeper and deeper into the woods. If help did not come soon, they would perish. At midday they saw a little snow-white bird sitting on a branch. It sang so beautifully that they stopped to listen. When it was finished it stretched its wings and flew in front of them.
They followed it until they came to a little house. The bird sat on the roof, and when they came closer, they saw that the little house was built entirely from bread with a roof made of cake, and the windows were made of clear sugar. That will be sweet. Hansel reached up and broke off a little of the roof to see how it tasted, while Gretel stood next to the windowpanes and was nibbling at them. Then a gentle voice called out from inside: Nibble, nibble, little mouse, Who is nibbling at my house?
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The wind, the wind, The heavenly child. They continued to eat, without being distracted. Hansel, who very much like the taste of the roof, tore down another large piece, and Gretel poked out an entire round windowpane. Suddenly the door opened, and a woman, as old as the hills and leaning on a crutch, came creeping out. Hansel and Gretel were so frightened that they dropped what they were holding in their hands. But the old woman shook her head and said, "Oh, you dear children, who brought you here? Just come in and stay with me. No harm will come to you. She took them by the hand and led them into her house.
Then she served them a good meal: Afterward she made two nice beds for them, decked in white. Hansel and Gretel went to bed, thinking they were in heaven. But the old woman had only pretended to be friendly. She was a wicked witch who was lying in wait there for children. She had built her house of bread only in order to lure them to her, and if she captured one, she would kill him, cook him, and eat him; and for her that was a day to celebrate. Witches have red eyes and cannot see very far, but they have a sense of smell like animals, and know when humans are approaching.
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When Hansel and Gretel came near to her, she laughed wickedly and spoke scornfully, "Now I have them. They will not get away from me again. Early the next morning, before they awoke, she got up, went to their beds, and looked at the two of them lying there so peacefully, with their full red cheeks. Then she grabbed Hansel with her withered hand and carried him to a little stall, where she locked him behind a cage door.
This was the ogre, who was come home. Hearing him, she hid them under the bed and opened the door. The ogre immediately asked if supper was ready and the wine drawn, and then sat down at the table. The sheep was still raw and bloody, but he preferred it that way. He sniffed about to the right and left, saying, "I smell fresh meat.
It is fortunate for you that you are tough old carrion. But here is good game, which has luckily arrived just in time to serve to three ogre friends who are coming here to visit in a day or two. The poor children fell upon their knees, and begged his pardon; but they were dealing with one of the cruelest ogres in the world. Far from having any pity on them, he had already devoured them with his eyes.
He told his wife that they would be delicate eating with good savory sauce. He then took a large knife, and, approaching the poor children, sharpened it on a large whetstone which he held in his left hand. He had already taken hold of one of them when his wife said to him, "Why do it now? Is it not tomorrow soon enough? Here are a calf, two sheep, and half a hog. As for the ogre, he sat down to drink, being highly pleased that now had something special to treat his friends. He drank a dozen glasses more than ordinary, which went to his head and made him sleepy.
The ogre had seven little daughters. These young ogresses all had very fine complexions, because they ate fresh meat like their father; but they had little gray eyes, quite round, hooked noses, and very long sharp teeth, well spaced from each other. As yet they were not overly mischievous, but they showed great promise for it, for they had already bitten little children in order to suck their blood.
They had been put to bed early, all seven in a large bed, and each of them wearing a crown of gold on her head. The ogre's wife gave the seven little boys a bed just as large and in the same room, then she went to bed to her husband. Little Thumb, who had observed that the ogre's daughters had crowns of gold upon their heads, and was afraid lest the ogre should change his mind about not killing them, got up about midnight, and, taking his brothers' caps and his own, went very softly and put them on the heads of the seven little ogresses, after having taken off their crowns of gold, which he put on his own head and his brothers', that the ogre might take them for his daughters, and his daughters for the little boys whom he wanted to kill.
All of this happened according to his plan for, the ogre awakened about midnight and, regretting that he had put off until morning that which he might have done tonight, he hastily got out of bed and picked up his large knife. We'll not make that mistake a second time! He came to the bed where the little boys lay. They were all fast asleep except Little Thumb, who was terribly afraid when he felt the ogre feeling about his head, as he had done about his brothers'.
Feeling the golden crowns, the ogre said, "That would have been a terrible mistake. Truly, I did drink too much last night. Finding the boys' caps on them, he said, "Ah, hah, my merry lads, here you are. Let us get to work. Well pleased with what he had done, he went to bed again to his wife. As soon as Little Thumb heard the ogre snore, he wakened his brothers and told them to put on their clothes immediately and to follow him. They stole softly down into the garden, and climbed over the wall. They kept running nearly the whole night, trembling all the while, and not knowing which way they were going.
The ogre, when he awoke, said to his wife, "Go upstairs and dress those young rascals who came here last night. She fainted away, for this is the first expedient almost all women find in such cases.
The ogre, fearing his wife would be too long in doing what he had ordered, went up himself to help her. He was no less amazed than his wife at this frightful spectacle. At last he came to the very road where the poor children were, and not more than a hundred paces from their father's house. They saw the ogre coming, who was stepping from mountain to mountain, and crossing over rivers as easily as if they were little streams.
Little Thumb hid himself and his brothers in a nearby hollow rock, all the while keeping watch on the ogre. The ogre was very tired from his long and fruitless journey for seven-league boots are very tiring to wear , and decided to take a rest. By chance he sat on the rock where the little boys had hid themselves. He was so tired that he fell asleep, and began to snore so frightfully that the poor children were no less afraid of him than when he had held up his large knife and was about to cut their throats.
However, Little Thumb was not as frightened as his brothers were, and told them that they immediately should run away towards home while the ogre was asleep so soundly, and that they should not worry about him. They took his advice, and soon reached home. Little Thumb came up to the ogre, pulled off his boots gently and put them on his own feet. The boots were very long and large, but because they were enchanted, they became big or little to fit the person who was wearing them.
So they fit his feet and legs as well as if they had been custom made for him. He immediately went to the ogre's house, where he saw his wife crying bitterly for the loss of her murdered daughters. He has been captured by a gang of thieves, who have sworn to kill him if he does not give them all his gold and silver. At the very moment they were holding their daggers to his throat he saw me, and begged me to come and tell you the condition he is in. You should give me everything he has of value, without keeping back anything at all, for otherwise they will kill him without mercy.
Because his case is so very urgent, he lent me his boots you see I have them on , that I might make the more haste and to show you that he himself has sent me to you. Thus Little Thumb got all the ogre' s money. He returned with it to his father's house, where he was received with great joy.
There are many people who do not agree with this last detail. They claim that Little Thumb never robbed the ogre at all, that he only made off with the seven-league boots, and that with a good conscience, because the ogre's only use of them was to pursue little children. These folks affirm that they are quite sure of this, because they have often drunk and eaten at the woodcutter's house.
These people claim that after taking off the ogre's boots, Little Thumb went to court, where he learned that there was much concern about the outcome of a certain battle and the condition of a certain army, which was two hundred leagues off. They say that he went to the king, and told him that, if he desired it, he would bring him news from the army before night.
The king promised him a great sum of money if he could do so. Little Thumb was as good as his word, and returned that very same night with the news. This first feat brought him great fame, and he could then name his own price. Not only did the king pay him very well for carrying his orders to the army, but the ladies of the court paid him handsomely to bring them information about their lovers.
Occasionally wives gave him letters for their husbands, but they paid so poorly, that he did not even bother to keep track of the money he made in this branch of his business. After serving as a messenger for some time and thus acquiring great wealth, he went home to his father, where he was received with inexpressible joy. He made the whole family very comfortable, bought positions for his father and brothers, all the while handsomely looking after himself as well. It is no affliction to have many children, if they all are good looking, courteous, and strong, but if one is sickly or slow-witted, he will be scorned, ridiculed, and despised.
However, it is often the little urchin who brings good fortune to the entire family. Longmans, Green, and Company, [first published ] , pp. The above tale in a single file. The above tale in the original French. Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Tales. Les contes de Perrault. A French-language site featuring Perrault's tales.
Molly Whuppie England Once upon a time there was a man and a wife had too many children, and they could not get meat for them, so they took the three youngest and left them in a wood. They traveled and traveled and could never see a house. It began to be dark, and they were hungry.
At last they saw a light and made for it; it turned out to be a house. They knocked at the door, and a woman came to it, who said, "What do you want?
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Fee, fie, fo, fum, I smell the blood of some earthly one. Ye won't touch, 'em, man. Now he had three lassies of his own, and they were to sleep in the same bed with the three strangers. The youngest of the three strange lassies was called Molly Whuppie, and she was very clever. She noticed that before they went to bed the giant put straw ropes round her neck and her sisters', and round his own lassies' necks, he put gold chains. So Molly took care and did not fall asleep, but waited till she was sure everyone was sleeping sound.
Then she slipped out of bed, and took the straw ropes off her own and her sisters' necks, and took the gold chains off the giant's lassies. She then put the straw ropes on the giant's lassies and the gold on herself and her sisters, and lay down. And in the middle of the night up rose the giant, armed with a great club, and felt for the necks with the straw. He took his own lassies out of the bed on to the floor, and battered them until they were dead, and then lay down again, thinking he had managed finely. Molly thought it time she and her sisters were off and away, so she wakened them and told them to be quiet, and they slipped out of the house.
They all got out safe, and they ran and ran, and never stopped until morning, when they saw a grand house before them. It turned out to be a king's house; so Molly went in, and told her story to the king. He said, "Well, Molly, you are a clever girl, and you have managed well; but, if you would manage better, and go back, and steal the giant's sword that hangs on the back of his bed, I would give your eldest sister my eldest son to marry. So she went back, and managed to slip into the giant's house, and crept in below the bed. The giant came home, and ate up a great supper, and went to bed.
Molly waited until he was snoring, and she crept out, and reached over the giant and got down the sword; but just as she got it out over the bed it gave a rattle, and up jumped the giant, and Molly ran out at the door and the sword with her; and she ran, and he ran, till they came to the "Bridge of one hair"; and she got over, but he couldn't and he says, "Woe worth ye, Molly Whuppie!
Well, the king he says, "Ye've managed well, Molly; but if ye would manage better, and steal the purse that lies below the giant's pillow, I would marry your second sister to my second son. So she set out for the giant's house, and slipped in, and hid again below the bed, and waited till the giant had eaten his supper, and was snoring sound asleep. She slipped out and slipped her hand below the pillow, and got out the purse; but just as she was going out the giant wakened, and ran after her; and she ran, and he ran, till they came to the "Bridge of one hair," and she got over, but he couldn't, and he said, "Woe worth ye, Molly Whuppie!
After that the king says to Molly, "Molly, you are a clever girl, but if you would do better yet, and steal the giant's ring that he wears on his finger, I will give you my youngest son for yourself. So back she goes to the giant's house, and hides herself below the bed. The giant wasn't long ere he came home, and, after he had eaten a great big supper, he went to his bed, and shortly was snoring loud. Molly crept out and reached over the bed, and got hold of the giant's hand, and she pulled and she pulled until she got off the ring; but just as she got it off the giant got up, and gripped her by the hand and he says, "Now I have caught you, Molly Whuppie; and, if I done as much ill to you as ye have done to me, what would ye do to me?
So he gets a sack, and puts Molly into it, and the cat and the dog beside her, and a needle and thread and shears, and hangs her up upon the wall, and goes to the wood to choose a stick. Molly she sings out, "Oh, if ye saw what I see. So Molly took the shears and cut a hole in the sack, and took out the needle and thread with her, and jumped down and helped the giants wife up into the sack, and sewed up the hole.
The giant's wife saw nothing, and began to ask to get down again; but Molly never minded, but hid herself at the back of the door. Home came the giant, and a great big tree in his hand, and he took down the sack, and began to batter it. His wife cried, "It's me, man"; but the dog barked and the cat mewed, and he did not know his wife's voice. But Molly came out from the back of the door, and the giant saw her and he ran after her; and he ran, and she ran, till they came to the "Bridge of one hair," and she got over, but he couldn't; and he said, "Woe worth you, Mollie Whuppie!
David Nutt, , no. Moir, Rector of the Grammar School, Aberdeen. Jacobs' revisions to Gregor's text consist primarily of changing the name Mally Whuppy to Molly Whuppy , and substituting standard English terms for the various Scottish dialect expressions used in the original. The tale "Molly Whuppie" combines elements from several traditional folktale types: Type , "The Children and the Ogre" a generic heading. Type A, "Hansel and Gretel" children abandoned by their parents. Type B, "The Brothers [here sisters] and the Ogre" an ogre tricked into killing his own children.
Jan and Hanna Poland Now once upon a time there were a father and a mother who had a large flock of children. The father went to town and bought a scoopful of peas and gave each child one pea, but Jan and Hanna did not get any. This made them cry. The father said, "Be quiet and don't cry. I am going into the forest to chop wood. You can come along and look for berries.
The father took a breadboard and a rolling pin with him and hung them on a tree. He said to Jan and Hanna, "Just go and pick berries. You can pick berries as long as I am chopping wood. The wind blew the breadboard and the rolling pin against each other, and they thought their father was still chopping wood, so they continued to pick berries.
After they had eaten until they were full and had filled their little buckets as well, they went and looked for their father. They came to the place where the breadboard and the rolling pin were hanging, but no father was there. They cried, then ran about in the woods shouting, but they did not find anyone. Suddenly they came to a little gingerbread house. They began to crumble off some little pieces: They quickly hid themselves so she could not find them.
But they continued to crumble little pieces off the little house: Then she ran out very fast and caught them. She took them inside and said, "Now I am going to fatten you up," and she locked them into a little stall and gave them nothing but bread and milk to eat. After a while she wanted to see if they were fattened up enough. Are you fattened up yet? But he stuck out the little whistle he had brought from home. She made a cut in it. But she stuck out a finger that had a ring on it. Old Vera made a cut in the ring.
Old Vera came again to see if they were fattened up enough. Vera told them how they were supposed to sit, but every time they fell off. Old Vera burned up completely, so the little gingerbread house was theirs, and if they haven't sold it, they still have it to this very day. This tale is a Slavic story from Lusatia Lausitz , a historical area in present-day eastern Germany and western Poland, with a mixed Slavic and German population. Old Grule Moravia Once upon a time there were a father and a mother who had two children, a girl and a boy.
The girl's name was Gretel, and the boy's name was Hans. The children were disobedient, and often received beatings. One day they wanted to go into the woods to pick strawberries, but their mother said, "You are not allowed to go out today. A thunderstorm is approaching, so you have to stay at home. But the children did not obey. While their mother was busy working, the children took their little baskets from the wall and went into the woods. There they picked strawberries, but they had scarcely begun when it grew dark. A storm arose that whipped the trees fiercely against each other until the branches came flying down.
It began to thunder and lightning, followed by hail and rain. The frightened children were sorry that they had not obeyed their mother and remained at home. Fortunately they found a rocky cave, and they crept inside and waited until the rain stopped. After the thunderstorm had passed, they wanted to go home, but -- oh dear -- they no longer knew the way. They walked and walked, but instead of going out of the woods, they only went deeper and deeper into the woods. They grew terribly afraid and called out, "Father!
Night fell, and they saw with terror that they would have to sleep in the woods. Then Gretel said, "Hans, do you know what? You like to climb trees, and you can look around. Maybe you'll see a light where we can go. Hans did this, and he did indeed see a light in the distance. He came down from the tree, took Gretel by the hand, and led her in the direction of the light he had seen. When they arrived there, they saw a little house from which the light was glistening.
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Looking more closely, they found that it was made of gingerbread. The walls were of gingerbread and the roof of marzipan. They looked around for a ladder, and finding one, they leaned it on the roof and climbed up. There they made themselves comfortable and began breaking off one marzipan shingle after the other and eating them, until there was a hole clear through the roof.
Now a witch named Grule lived in this little house, and she liked to eat children more than anything else. She was just about to go to bed when she heard something on her roof. In the meantime the moon had risen, and when the witch put out her light she noticed a large hole in the roof above her bed, and a child's head looking around. She jumped up, ran outside, pulled the children down from the roof, and said, "Just wait, you worthless brats.