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"You will climb in or you will face the consequences," the witch snarled, but Gretel was unmoved. The witch yanked at Gretel's arm and Gretel tried to whack the witch with her other arm. They soon got in a struggle as both tried to push the other closer to the oven.

"If you will not be dinner, then you can decorate my house," the witch cackled as she used witchcraft to transform Gretel into stone. The witch was, however, unable to break loose of Gretel's grip and soon also turned to stone.

The witch and Gretel eternally stood stiff. Hansel wasted away in his cage. And the parents probably still starved to death.