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Hansel, ignoring the rest of his sister's pleas, fell fast asleep. He dreamed that he and his family were rich beyond their wildest dreams. They lived in a golden castle and had all they could ever eat. He dreamed soundly all night as Gretel stayed up, worrying and crying.

In the morning, Hansel woke up to find Gretel in a deep sleep. "Get up, lazybones, we must go to the woods to get some firewood," the woman said. She gave Hansel the bread since Gretel was sleeping. The woman tried to wake Gretel up but her long night of worrying had caused her to be in a very deep sleep this morning. As they headed out of the house, the woodcutter carrying Gretel, Hansel got an idea.