boys who lived very near here who’s mother warned them constantly how
dangerous it was go into the long grass by the river but they loved to
explore so eventually their made their way to this forbidden location.
They enjoyed exploring the places in the long grass and finding the
nests of geese and ducks. As
they explored they smelled something delicious and so they went to
investigate. They found a little old woman standing outside her home
cooking a giant pot. She offered them both food which they gladly
accepted. After they had eaten her fire started to die down so she
asked one of the boys if he wouldn’t mind gathering some more fire wood
for it. So he set off and gathered wood. When he returned his friend
was gone, but when he asked the old lady where he’d gone she simply
told him that she did not know. As
he set down the fire wood however he noticed a hand sticking out of the
water in the pot. It was his friend who the old lady was now cooking.
Scared he started to run away, but the woman chased after him her claws
growing longer and longer as she ran. He grew exhausted and lost
running through the long grass and could not find his way out. At last
he came to the river where there was a stork on the other side. He
begged the stork to stretch out its legs to save him. So the stork
stretched out his legs which grew long enough to allow him to run
across the river with the witch right behind him. Once the boy was
across the stork pulled back his legs causing the witch to fall into
the water where she turned into a swarm of lemmings.