Once upon a time there was a man and his wife, who were very unhappy because they had no children.
These good people had a window at the back of their house.
And, they would look out the window to a beautiful, beautiful garden.
This garden held beautiful flowers and herbs and, and fruits.
Now they couldn't get to this garden because there was a, uh, there was a huge wall that surrounded it.
This garden also, belonged to a witch, who would put spells on you if she caught you.
The wife would stand at the window, and look at th_ at all the herbs.
And one herb caught her eye.
It was called Grampian.
She liked this cuz it looked so, it looked so perfectly green.
She could envision herself making a nice beautiful salad for dinner, for her and her husband.
So out of this desire, came sickness.
She stared out the window so long that she became sick.
She didn't eat too much, because she desired the, the herb so much.
One day her husband asked, "what's wrong my darling." she said, "i desire that Grampian so much, to make a, a salad for you and i." he said, "well I shall go get it." so that evening he jumped down, out of the window.
Jumped over_ climbed over, the wall and, got lots of Grampian.
He brought it back and, his wife made a beautiful salad, beautiful and tasty as ever.
The salad they ate for dinner for, three nights.
So the following day_ well after the salad had finished, she wanted some more.
And so she asked her husband to go back over the wall, to get some.
So he, he agreed and he, uh, he jumped out of his window and climbed over the wall again.
But this time, he encountered the witch." aha.
So you dare take my, my Grampian", the witch exclaimed, "now in, in repayment for this Grampian, which you may take, again, because as yo- as you said your wife i- your wife is ill if she doesn't have it.
You must bring me your first born child." "first born child." he exclaimed, "but we haven't had a child yet." she said, "oh you will, you will." so he went back to his wife, with the Grampian and a couple of mo_ nine months later they had a child.
At that very moment the witch appeared in their home, and said, "may I have my child now." and the wife said, "what.
My child." and the husband looked at her sadly.
Picked up the child, and the witch said, "hello Rapunzel, you're so beautiful." "Rapunzel." the wife said." she said yes, that's the name of the, of the, herbs that you used to make your salad.
And that your husband pick- took from my garden, so now your child is mine." and whoosh they disappeared.
So now, the witch kept their daughter in a tower in the middle of the woods.
This tower had no doors, nor stairs.
As the child, as the child grew up her hair grew longer and longer.
And she grew more beautiful every day.
So to see the_ to see the child the witch would go to to the window, and say, "Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your golden hair." at that moment Rapunzel would drop down, almost fifty feet of hair, and the witch would climb up to the window_ climb up the tower.
So one day a prince was walking by the tower and he'd hear_ and he heard singing and he stopped and listened to this beautiful singing.
So the next day he was going by again and he wanted to find out who, who the voice belonged to.
For_ the previous day he had seen the witch saying, "Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your golden hair." so at this time he said the same thing, "Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your golden hair," and down came, the fifty feet of hair, which he climbed up.
And then he met Rapunzel.
And they fell in love.
So the next day, after, after the prince had left, he came back and, was so in love wi-with Rapunzel that he decided that he wanted to marry her.
So he proposed to her and, she thought she had a better life with him, so she said, "of course I'll marry you.
But how will I get down from the tower." the prince said, "well I will bring you, a, a foot of, a foot of silk every day.
And you'll make a ladder.
Within a week's time you can you can_ you'll climb down your ladder, get on my horse and I'll take you to my kingdom.
Rapunzel said, "that's a great idea." so, each day he visited her, he'd bring her, he'd bring her a foot of silk.
And by the end of the week she had, she had a ladder.
But before the week was over, the witch had climbed up one day.
And, and Rapunzel had made a mistake and said, "why does it seem you're so much heavier than, than the prince is." "the prince." the witch exclaimed." what prince.
I've tried to protect you from the world all your life." and Rapunzel began crying.
The witch said, "just for this I will ban you even further away from people." so the witch sent Rapunzel to a desert.
Where she'd be lonely forever.
At the end of the week the prince came by." Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your golden hair." and the witch had cutten cut off all of Rapunzel's hair in her anger.
And, she stayed up there.
She stayed in the tower to trick the prince.
She let down the golden hair, and the prince climbed up.
Now the prince wasn't expecting the witch.
So he gasped, at her ugly face.
The witch cried, "so you're the man who is trying to take my Rapunzel away from me." and, he said, "yes.
Are you her mother." he_ she said, "no... But... I have a surprise for you.
And he_ and she pushed him out the window.
He fell from the window, and, he fell from the window into vines, which poked his eyes out, and left him blind.
He, he stood up and cried and cried.
Uh, wishing for his Rapunzel to, to be somewhere near.
As he walked through the woods, he eventually found the desert where Rapunzel was.
When Rapunzel, when Rapunzel saw him she dropped to her knees and began to cry.
And so did he.
As her tears fell, one of them touched his hand, and he touched his eyes.
And at the moment he was able to see again.
And he took her to his kingdom and they married and were [lived] happily ever after.