Hansel and Gretel (Condensed Version)

Once upon a time in the depths of a great forest, there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel. They were so poor that the family barely had enough to eat. One night, the wicked stepmother proposed abandoning the children in the forest, promising that they would be better off fending for themselves. The father was against this, but eventually, he gave in to his wife’s pressure.