single page item is a reproduction of the first page of the
classic story, Hansel and Grettel. It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter,
with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little
boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grettel. He had little
enough to break or bite; and once, when there was a great
famine in the land, he could not procure even his daily bread;
and as he lay thinking in his bed one evening, rolling about
for trouble, he sighed, and said to his wife, What will
become of us? How can we feed our children, when we have no
more than we can eat ourselves?
then, my husband, answered she, we will lead them
away, quite early in the morning, into the thickest part of
the wood, and there make them a fire, and give them each a
little piece of bread; then we will go to our work, and leave
them alone, so they will not find the way home again, and
we shall be freed from them. No, wife, replied
he, that I can never do. How can you bring your heart
to leave my children all alone in the wood, for the wild beasts
will soon come and tear them to pieces?
you simpleton! said she, then we must all four
die of hunger; you had better plane the coffins for us.
But she left him no peace till he consented, saying, Ah,
but I shall regret the poor children.
two children, however, had not gone to sleep for very hunger,
and so they overheard what the stepmother said to their father.
Grettel wept bitterly, and said to Hansel, What will
become of us? Be quiet, Grettel, said he;
do not cryI will soon help you. And as soon
as their parents had fallen asleep, he got up, put on his
coat, and, unbarring the back door, slipped out. The moon
shone brilliantly, and the white pebbles which lay before
the door seemed like silver pieces, they glittered so brightly.
Hansel stooped down, and put as many
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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