This Is A Parody On The Fairy Tale "Hansel And Gretel," Using Character Transfers From "Cry, The Beloved Country" By Alan Paton.

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Hansimangu and GrumaloThere is a lovely road that runs from Woodotsheni to Los Angesburg called I-10. I am led into a foreign land where great high buildings tower over me; so many that I cannot count. The blinding lights swallow the darkness of night as Hansimangu and I make our way into Johollywood, the heart of Los Angesburg where our destiny awaits us. It has been two nights and three days since Hansimangu and I have left Woodotsheni, the land of endless forests and a mall full of children with parents who have too much money and no common sense. My stomach begins to ache, but I praise Tixo for the faith he has given Hansimangu and I to embark on this journey to Johollywood. We are the chosen ones. Hansimangu speaks, we are lost, Grumalo.-How shall we get to Johollywood, Hansimangu?-Let us pray, Grumalo, he says. Hansimangu has faith in Tixo to send the Star of David and lead us the way. What a faithful servant of God. We continue on our journey to Johollywood. We pray to be given a sign, any sign of the great city which will lead us to our careers as famous actors in Johollywood. As the chosen ones. It was at that moment that God sent us a sign.-Tixo! Tixo! I cry, for have no doubt it is fear in my eyes when I see the most barbaric act a man could ever act.-Au! Hansimangu cries, for he sees the same man that I have seen, breathing life through the pointiest nose in all of God's creation, holding out his frightened child over the edge of the balcony. Let us pray, Hansimangu says. He gets on his knees and prays. I get on my knees and pray. We get on our knees and pray again. We arise and I whisper, Stay well, strange child. As we carry on, a young man comes up to me and speaks.-Ten seconds. Stuff down five cockroaches and the $50,000 will be yours.Because we have been without food for three days, I praise Tixo for the blessed meal and finish the food in ten seconds. The young man looks at me with fear in his eyes. He is disgusted.-Stay well, strange child.-I do not have the money, go well.God does not fail us, for he shows again yet another sign. Have no doubt it is disbelief in Hansimangu's eyes as we find a robot, by the name of Arnold Umunzenegger, who claims that he is governor of Los Angesburg. He speaks of a magical potion that has given him the strength of God, but only in the muscles.-Stay well, strange child.-Hasta la vista, baby, he said.The blinding lights of the city turn off one by one.-It is getting dark, Grumalo. Let us turn back, Hansimangu says.-But we are lost, Hansimangu.-Let us follow the strange children we have seen in the streets leading to Johollywood. Then we will be able to find our way back to Woodotsheni. The moonlight shines upon the strange robot, the strange young man with cockroaches, and the strange creature with the smallest air holes to breathe through in all of God's creation. Tixo guides Hansimangu...

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