The witch decided that even though Hansel was very skinney he would have to do, for she was becoming impatient. She lit the oven, then decided to cook Gretel too, so she asked her to look in to see if the fire was ready. Gretel smartly replied she didn't know how to check it. The witch said, "You silly girl, all you have to do is stick your head in like this." The witch leaned in closer.