Hansel stooped and stuffed the little pocket of his coat with as many as he could get in.
Hansel and Gretel gathered brushwood together, as high as a little hill.
But Hansel comforted her and said: 'Just wait a little, until the moon has risen, and then we will soon find the way.
They knocked at the door, and when the woman opened it and saw that it was Hansel and Gretel, she said: 'You naughty children, why have you slept so long in the forest?
When the old folks were asleep, Hansel again got up, and wanted to go out and pick up pebbles as he had done before, but the woman had locked the door, and Hansel could not get out.
On the way into the forest Hansel crumbled his in his pocket, and often stood still and threw a morsel on the ground.
Hansel, however little by little, threw all the crumbs on the path.
They did not awake until it was dark night, and Hansel comforted his little sister and said:
Hansel said to Gretel: 'We shall soon find the way,' but they did not find it.
Hansel reached up above, and broke off a little of the roof to try how it tasted, and Gretel leant against the window and nibbled at the panes.
Hansel and Gretel were so terribly frightened that they let fall what they had in their hands.
Afterwards two pretty little beds were covered with clean white linen, and Hansel and Gretel lay down in them, and thought they were in heaven.