The Witch and The Oven – Short Witch Stories for Bedtime
A poor girl, Ruby was looking for work. She came across a cottage with a huge oven kept outside it. As she was feeling hungry, she went near the oven to get something to eat. But to her surprise, the oven said, “Please take the bread out, it is baked.” The girl took the bread out and put it on the plate lying nearby. Just then an ugly looking lady came out of the hut and asked Ruby what she was doing there.
Ruby was too frightened to say anything. She realized that she had reached a witch’s house. The witch caught her and kept her as a servant and made her work all day and all night, giving her only some bread to eat. The witch kept a strict watch over her and warned her never to look inside the chimney in the house. One day the girl was overcome by curiosity. “Why has the witch forbidden me? Let me have a look.” As soon as she looked up the chimney, she found a bag of gold hidden inside! Before she could run away with it, the witch returned.
Ruby shook with fear and hid behind the oven . The witch asked the oven angrily, “Have you seen the girl passes by?” The oven replied, “Look inside me.” As the witch bent to look inside the oven, the oven shook vigorously and the witch she fell into it. She howled in pain and was to death. The girl took of gold home and lived happily ever after.