Hansl and Gretl – Narrative Text

Hansl and Gretl – Narrative Text

Hansl and Gretl - Narrative Text

Hansl and Gretl – Narrative Text

Hansl and Gretl

By Brothers Grimm

Once upon a time a woodcutter lived at the edge of a great forest with his wife and their two children. They had a boy called Hansl and a girl called Gretl. The family’s house was very small, it was just a hut really, and they were very poor, often they had to go to bed without any food. The woodcutter and his wife worried a great deal, and as time went by their situation seemed to get worse and worse. There were just not enough people around who needed the woodsman’s services. “How can we feed our children?” the woodcutter lamented, “when we have hardly enough to feed ourselves.”

His wife cried quietly. “there’s nothing for it”, she said, “tomorrow we’ll take them into the woods with us, and we’ll lose them somehow. We just can’t carry on like this.” The woodcutter wasn’t very happy when he heard his wife say this. “But what will happen to them, they’ll be in danger. Anything could happen, some wild animal might come along and eat them alive!” But his wife had made up her mind. “What can we do? We have no choice; if we stay together, surely we’ll all perish. At least if don’t have their mouths to feed, we might stand a chance.” Quietly her husband consented. He knew she was right, but he also knew that he was not able to take care of them.

Hansl and Gretl were in their beds in the next room. They couldn’t sleep either, and because the walls in their little house were so thin and flimsy, they had been able to hear the whole of their parents’ conversation. Gretl was terrified. “Hansl”, she cried, what are we going to do? Are we going to die?” Hansl was a very clever little boy. Immediately he had a plan. “Don’t worry, Gretl”, he whispered to his sister, “I’ll think of something. Just try and get some sleep, and tomorrow, just act normal. Don’t let our parents know that we’ve heard what they want to do.” After a while Gretl did fall asleep, and the little boy lay there waiting patiently. Eventually he could hear his father snoring, and he knew that his parents were asleep too. He got up as quietly as he could, tiptoed through his parents’ room, and went outside. There he collected lots of little white pebbles, as many as he could stuff in his pockets, and when they were full, he crept back inside and into his bed.

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Oleh Saudara Grimm

Alkisah seorang penebang kayu tinggal di tepi hutan besar bersama istri dan kedua anaknya. Mereka memiliki seorang anak lelaki bernama Hansl dan seorang gadis bernama Gretl. Rumah keluarga itu sangat kecil, benar-benar hanya sebuah gubuk, dan mereka sangat miskin, seringkali mereka harus tidur tanpa makanan. Penebang kayu dan istrinya sangat khawatir, dan seiring berjalannya waktu situasi mereka tampak semakin buruk. Tidak ada cukup banyak orang di sekitar yang membutuhkan layanan tukang kayu. “Bagaimana kita bisa memberi makan anak-anak kita?” Penebang kayu mengeluh, “ketika kita hampir tidak cukup untuk memberi makan diri kita sendiri.”

Istrinya menangis pelan. “Tidak ada apa-apa untuk itu”, katanya, “besok kita akan membawa mereka ke hutan bersama kita, dan kita akan kehilangan mereka entah bagaimana. Kami tidak bisa terus seperti ini. “Penebang kayu itu tidak senang ketika mendengar istrinya mengatakan ini. “Tapi apa yang akan terjadi pada mereka, mereka akan dalam bahaya. Apa pun bisa terjadi, beberapa hewan liar mungkin datang dan memakannya hidup-hidup! ”Tetapi istrinya telah mengambil keputusan. “Apa yang bisa kita lakukan? Kami tidak punya pilihan; jika kita tetap bersama, pasti kita semua akan binasa. Setidaknya jika tidak punya mulut untuk diberi makan, kita mungkin punya kesempatan, “Diam-diam suaminya setuju. Dia tahu dia benar, tetapi dia juga tahu bahwa dia tidak bisa merawat mereka.

Hansl dan Gretl ada di tempat tidur mereka di kamar sebelah. Mereka juga tidak bisa tidur, dan karena dinding di rumah kecil mereka sangat tipis dan tipis, mereka dapat mendengar seluruh percakapan orang tua mereka. Gretl ketakutan. “Hansl”, serunya, apa yang akan kita lakukan? Apakah kita akan mati? ”Hansl adalah anak kecil yang sangat pintar. Segera dia punya rencana. “Jangan khawatir, Gretl”, dia berbisik kepada saudara perempuannya, “Aku akan memikirkan sesuatu. Cobalah dan tidurlah, dan besok, bersikaplah normal. Jangan biarkan orang tua kami tahu bahwa kami telah mendengar apa yang ingin mereka lakukan. “Setelah beberapa saat Gretl tertidur, dan bocah kecil itu berbaring di sana menunggu dengan sabar. Akhirnya dia bisa mendengar ayahnya mendengkur, dan dia tahu orang tuanya juga tidur. Dia bangkit sepelan yang dia bisa, berjingkat-jingkat melewati kamar orang tuanya, dan pergi keluar. Di sana dia mengumpulkan banyak kerikil putih kecil, sebanyak yang dia bisa isi di sakunya, dan ketika sudah penuh, dia merayap kembali ke dalam dan ke tempat tidurnya.

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