Once upon a time, in a far-off land, a man and his wife wished to have a child. They lived next to a walled garden that belonged to a witch. The wife saw some beautiful rampion growing in the garden and wished to have some. The husband went to the garden and stole some rampion for his wife. The witch caught him, but she was willing to let him go if he promised to give her the child his wife would bear.
The couple agreed, and when their daughter was born, the witch took her away and named her Rapunzel. She kept Rapunzel locked in a tower with no stairs or doors, only a window at the top. When the witch wanted to visit her, she would call out, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,” and Rapunzel would lower her long, golden hair for the witch to climb up.
Years went by, and Rapunzel grew into a beautiful young woman with long, flowing hair. One day, a prince rode by and heard Rapunzel singing from her tower. He was enchanted by her voice and decided to climb up to meet her. He called out, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,” and Rapunzel lowered her hair for him.
The prince and Rapunzel fell in love, and he promised to take her away from the tower. They made plans for him to visit her every night. However, the witch discovered their secret meetings and cut off Rapunzel’s hair, banishing her to a distant land.
When the prince visited the tower that night, the witch let down Rapunzel’s cut hair, and the prince climbed up. To his horror, he found the witch instead of Rapunzel. The prince was blinded by the witch and wandered the forest, searching for Rapunzel.
Years later, the prince heard Rapunzel singing again, and they were reunited. Rapunzel’s tears restored the prince’s sight, and they lived happily ever after.
Moral: The story of Rapunzel teaches us that true love can overcome any obstacle. Despite being locked away in a tower and separated by the witch, the prince and Rapunzel never gave up on their love for each other. They persevered through challenges and were eventually reunited. This teaches us the importance of persistence, patience, and determination when it comes to achieving our goals and pursuing love.