Gingerbread Houses, Page 90
Hansel holds the plate in one hand, the cookie in another. He takes a big bite.
GRETEL: Now, you must eat it all. I know it seems like a lot, but the medicine won’t work if you don’t finish it.
Hansel makes a sour face. Gretel stands near, watching, gently coaxing him to eat.
HANSEL: Ugh, it’s awful! It doesn’t taste right at all.
GRETEL: It’s all right, Hansel. That’s how you know it’s medicine.
He takes another big bite, wincing at the horrible flavor.
GRETEL: That’s good, brother.
He takes another bite, practically in tears—the cookie is almost gone.
GRETEL: Such a good boy, Hansel.