In a well-known fairy tale, why did Hansel and Gertel wander alone through the woods?

they got lost by an accident
their parents were killed
they stepped through magic mirror
they were intentionally left by parents
'Hansel and Gertel' is an old German fairy tale, recorded (but not created) by the Grimm broth­er­s. The practice of leaving children to fend for them­selves, as well as can­ni­bal­is­tic prac­tices (the be­hav­iour of witch) were not uncommon in Medieval Europe during famine.

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they got lost by an accident
their parents were killed
they stepped through magic mirror
they were intentionally left by parents
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flagItaly
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flagNorway
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flagthe Netherlands
18%
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48
flagAustria
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flagSpain
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flagFrance
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flagUkraine
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flagLithuania
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flagPoland
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flagGermany
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagCanada
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flagAustralia
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flagthe United States
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flagIndia
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flagUnknown
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagDenmark
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flagSweden
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Gender

men52%
women63%
they got lost by an accident
35%
30%
their parents were killed
6%
4%
they stepped through magic mirror
4%
1%
they were intentionally left by parents
52%
63%

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