jueves, 20 de mayo de 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods...

 

They began to walk again, but they always came deeper into the forest, and if help did not come soon, they must die of hunger and weariness.

When it was mid-day, they saw a beautiful snow-white bird sitting on a bough, which sang so delightfully that they stood still and listened to it. And when its song was over, it spread its wings and flew away before them, and they followed it until they reached a little house, on the roof of which it alighted;

and when they approached the little house they saw that it was built of bread and covered with cakes, but that the windows were of clear sugar. "We will set to work on that," said Hansel, "and have a good meal.

"Nibble, nibble, gnaw,


Who is nibbling at my little house?"










                              

Maia Reim
"The old woman had only pretended to be so kind; she was in reality a wicked witch, who lay in wait for children, and had only built the little house of bread in order to entice them there. When a child fell into her power, she killed it, cooked and ate it, and that was a feast day with her.



Witches have red eyes, and cannot see far, but they have a keen scent like the beasts, and are aware when human beings draw near. When Hansel and Gretel came into her neighborhood, she laughed with malice, and said mockingly: "I have them, they shall not escape me again!"






From Hansel and Gretel, By The Brothers Grimm.

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1 comentario:

  1. Now I totally want to be a witch for halloween and wear red contact lenses... i'll be nice to the little ones though. :)
    xo

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