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In the fable of Hansel and Gretel, the family has become quite poor* For a scarcity had hit and  the father had not much to get So the mother thought “Getting rid of the children is a better score”
         Once upon a time an unwealthy shopkeeper lived in a large city with his second wife and his two chldren. They lived in a small one bedroom shack with very little to eat or drink.
We thought you'd do your part from the very start and provide for us like a small marketer running his cart. But no. You couldn't handle the prod, the pinch, the feuding.
She is the girl, hiding her bruises, Gretel's her name;   He is the boy, pretending to be strong, Hansel's his name;   In a small box they lived together
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