"Hey, mother - I am here! I bring happiness and glory! Ah, we poor, poor people - every day just like today:
In our purse, a big hole, and in our stomachs, a bigger one still. HUNGER is the best cook!
Yes, you rich people may feast; we who have nothing to eat, nibble, ah, the whole week long -
seven days on a single bone! HUNGER is the best cook!
Yes, yes, hunger cooks very well, in so far as it takes over; but what good is the chef,
when all the ingredients in the pot are missing? Tralalala, Schnapps is my favorite drink!"
|"Ach, wir armen Leute"
HAENSEL UND GRETEL von
|HANSEL AND GRETEL
HAVE BEEN SENT INTO THE FOREST BY THEIR MOTHER, GERTRUD,
AND TOLD NOT TO RETURN WITHOUT A BASKET FULL OF BERRIES.
PETER, THE FATHER, COMES HOME TIPSY AFTER A DAY OUT SELLING HIS BROOMS.