The old woman then invited Hansel and Gretel into her house.
“There's more candy in here! Fresh candy, my sweets!” she called to them, motioning them inside her house.
Hansel immediately ran into the candy house despite Gretel’s cautious protests. After a while of standing outside, the old woman popped her jagged–toothed head out from the little house and beckoned Gretel:
“Come in, come in. My, my you are very pretty!”
With this, Gretel eventually followed inside the house.
When Gretel entered the house, she immediately heard the gingerbread door shut heavily behind her. She turned around and noticed that the entire inside of the candy house was made of solid steel. Inside the house were bags and bags of brilliant gold coins.
Gretel whipped her head back around to see that Hansel was locked up in a cage hanging directly overtop of a boiling pot of water! This woman was no woman at all – she was a WITCH!