Rapunzel

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"Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale. It was first published in 1812 as part of Grimms' Fairy Tales. The best known line in the story is "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair".

This story is about a lonely couple who want a child. They live next to a walled garden that belongs to a witch. The woman is pregnant. When the baby is born, a witch named Dame Gothel takes the baby and names her Rapunzel.

When she is twelve years old, Rapunzel is taken into a tower and shut away. One day a prince visits and asks her to marry him. She agrees.

But the witch founds out about the prince who wants to take Rapunzel away, so she cut off Rapunzel's hair and send her to a far away desert. The next day the prince goes to the tower and when he reached the top, he sees the evil witch instead of Rapunzel. The witch throws the prince out of the tower, and he fells into torny bushes, and became blind. A few years later, the blind prince hears Rapunzel singing, and he ran to her. Rapunzel cries, her tears heal the prince eyes, and he can see again. So, the prince takes Rapunzel to his kingdom, where they lived happily ever after.