Rapunzel Story

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Once there was a man and a woman who wished for a child for a very long time. The place where they lived had a small window at the back of their house from which they could see a beautiful garden, which was full of beautiful flowers and herbs.  It was, however, surrounded by a high walls and no one dared to enter into the garden because the house and garden belonged to a witch.

Finally, the good luck shone upon them and they were expecting their first baby. During pregnancy, one fine day the woman was continuously looking down into the garden, where she saw rampion salad leaves. They looked fresh and green, so she wanted to eat them. When the man saw his wife gazing out from the window, he asked, “What are you looking at?”

She replied, “I want to eat those rampion salad leaves which are in the garden behind and if I don’t get some of those, I will surely die.”

The man loved her more than anything in this world, so he decided to risk his life to get some rampion leaves for her. At midnight, he went to witch’s garden and  plucked some rampion leaves and came back to his place. His wife prepared a great salad with it and ate it all greedily. But eating it made her want more of the same salad and she pleaded her husband to bring her some more rampions.

Next day, in the evening husband went again to the garden to pluck more rampions. But as he was climbing the wall to come back he heard the witch’s voice behind him, “How dare you to steal my rampions?” She was quite angry and said “You will now have to pay for your sins”

Man cried, “Please forgive me, I have done all this under pressure of my wife who is expecting our first child. If she had not got some rampions to eat, she would have died.”

Witch was very cleaver, “You have only one option. I will let you go if you give me your child  which your wife will bring into the world , and I will take care of her as a mother.” The man agreed and went back to his wife and narrated the whole story. 

After few months wife gave birth to a beautiful girl. Same day the witch visited them, named her Rapunzel and took her away from the poor parents.

 

Rapunzel grew into the most beautiful child in the world. When she was twelve years old, the witch shut her into a tower in the middle of a forest. There were neither stairs nor doors, but only a small window at the top of the wall. Whenever she wanted to come in, she used to call her like “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair for me.”

Rapunzel had beautiful and long golden hairs, and whenever she would hear her mother’s voice, she would throw her thick long hair down using which the witch would climb up to the tower. And if ever Repunzel expressed desire to see the outside world, the witch would shoot down her request suggesting that world is a very bad place and she is keeping her safe inside the tower.

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This went on for many years. One day, a prince lost his way in the forest. He heard the sweet voice of Rapunzel singing some songs and followed it to reach the tower. He wanted to go inside but there was no way to get in. That day he decided to go back but he started to come to the tower everyday to hear Rapunzel sing. One day while hiding behind a tree and listening to Rapunzel sing, he saw the witch came there and heard her say 

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair to me.”

Then Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair, and the witch climbed up into the tower. Seeing this prince thought, “If this is the way I should also try my luck.”

Next day in evening when it has gotten dark, he went and called out to her.

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair to me.”

Immediately the hair fell down and the prince climbed up.

Seeing the prince, Rapunzel got very scared as she had never seen a man in her life. But the prince said, “I have not heard as beautiful voice like yours, will you come out with me to see the world outside?” Without hesitating she said “Yes! but I do not know how to get down. Next time whenever you come, bring me some silk.I will weave a ladder with it, and when that is ready I will come down, so that I can ride on your horse with you.” 

So the prince started to came to meet Rapunzel every evening as witch only used to come in the day time. Prince always brought some silk along with other gifts for her. Rapunzel started to realize that world is not as bad a place as the witch had painted for her. The witch didnt knew what was happening under her nose.

One day while Rapunzel was spending time with the witch, she asked her “Tell me, mother, how it is possible that you are so much heavier for me to draw up than the young prince?”

 

Witch was shocked to hear this “Ah! you wicked child, you have deceived me. i wanted to protect you from the world”. She grabbed a pair of scissors in anger and chopped off her beautiful long hair. She had lost her temper and banished poor Rapunzel to a desert where she had to live in great grief and misery.

In the evening when the prince came by, the witch was waiting for him. She tied the braids of  Rapunzel’s hair, which she had cut off, and when the king’s son came and called her

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair to me.”

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Witch let the hair down. As the prince was climbing up, he saw the witch standing in the window. The Witch said “Oh! you poor boy, you’ve come here to meet your princess. Sadly, she’s not here anymore. You will never see her again.”

 He was heartbroken and in his hopelessness he leapt down from the tower. He escaped with his life, but the thorns into which he fell, injured his eyes. He wandered in the forest without his sight for an year. In the end he reached the desert where Rapunzel was living.
When prince heard her voice, he instantly realized that it was Rapunzel.  Both were very happy to finally meet and wept on each other’s shoulder. Two of Rapunzel’s tears wetted his eyes and Prince’s lost eyesight was back and he could see clearly again.

Then the prince led her to his kingdom where he was joyfully received and they lived happily in their own kingdom.

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