144 GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES.
" All right, mother ! Good-bye."
" Good-bye, Hans."
Then Hans came to Grethel's.
" Good morning, Grethel."
" Good morning, Hans. What have you brought me today ? "
" I have brought nothing, but I want to take away some-- thing."
Then Grethel said to Hans,
" You shall take away me."
Then Hans took Grethel, and tied a rope round her neck, and led her home, and fastened her up to the manger, and went to his mother.
" Good evening, mother."
" Good evening, Hans. Where have you been ? "
" To Grethel's, mother."
" What did you take her, Hans ? "
" Nothing, mother."
" What did Grethel give you, Hans ? "
" Nothing but herself, mother."
" Where have you left Grethel, Hans ? "
" I led her home with a rope, and tied her up to the manger to eat hay, mother."
" That was very stupid of you, Hans. You should have cast sheep's eyes at her."
" All right, mother ! I'll do better next time."
Then Hans went into the stable, and taking all the eye^ out of the sheep, he threw them in Grethel's face. Ther Grethel was angry, and getting loose, she ran away and became the bride of another.