“The old woman hobbled to the cage every morning and cried, ‘Hansel, put your finger out for me to feel how fat you are!’
Hansel put out a bone, and the old woman, whose eyes were too dim to see, thought it was his finger. And she was much astonished that he did not get fat."
From Hansel and Gretel, a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm . . . one of many that has frightened me unduly since childhood.
Corel Painter X