The brothers transcribed these tales directly from folk and fairy stories told to them by common villagers. Hansel and. Gretel () - Hansel and Gretel's. Hansel and Gretel ˈhænsəl/ or /ˈhɑːnsəl/ and /ˈɡrɛtəl/; German: Hänsel und Gretel [ˈhɛnzl̩ ʊnt ˈɡʁeːtl̩]) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, Plot · History and analysis · References. Gretel wept bitter tears, and said to Hansel: "Now all is over with us. and the white pebbles which lay in front of the house glittered like real silver pennies. When day dawned, but before the sun had risen, the woman came and awoke the two children, saying: Vajda, Edward 1 February But he comforted his little sister and said, "Don't cry, Gretel. Retrieved August 05, , from http: And whoever catches it can make for himself from it a large, large fur cap. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor wood cutter. Retrieved June 24, Suddenly the door opened, and a woman, as old as the hills and leaning on a crutch, came creeping out. Tools What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page. After the parents have gone to bed, Hansel sneaks out of the house and gathers as many white pebbles as he can, then returns to his room, reassuring Gretel that God will not forsake them. Gretel frees Hansel from the cage and the pair discover a vase full of treasure and precious stones.