Suddenly, their eyes fell upon a most amazing sight! A house made entirely of gingerbread and candy!
Hansel and Gretel were amazed. They immediately ran over to the house and began nibbling on the walls, filling their empty tummies with sweetness.
Had the children not been eating so hungrily, they might have heard a little voice inquire, “Nibbling, nibbling like a mouse. Who’s that nibbling on my house?” But as it was, all Hansel and Gretel could hear were the sounds of their own chewing.
As a result, they were badly startled when a red-clad figure suddenly leapt up onto the roof. Hansel was so frightened that he promptly fell to the ground with a thud.
“Hello! I am Jack Rory,” the figure announced to the terrified children. “Who might you be?” He climbed down from the roof and scooped Hansel and Gretel into his arms.
“We are Hansel and Gretel,” the children said. “We were lost in the woods, and then we came upon your house. We’re sorry we ate some of it. We were just so hungry.”
Jack Rory gazed sympathetically at Hansel and Gretel. “You poor, poor children,” he said. “I think I know just what to do with you.”
The last thing the children heard as the dinosaurs fell upon them was the sound of the elf’s maniacal laughter.