Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. This is a library box recording all library box recordings air in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit library box dot org's read by Brian Johnson, a k. Jo Kooning, Joe Kooning at gmail dot com. There were once a man and a woman who had long in vain wished for a child at length. The woman hope that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back of their house, from which is splendid. Garden could be seen, which was full of the most beautiful flowers and herbs. It was, however, surrounded by a high wall, and no one dared to go into it because it belonged to an enchantress who had great power and was dreaded by all the world. One day, the woman was standing by this window and looked down into the garden when she saw a bed, which is planted with the most beautiful rampy in, and it looks so fresh and green that she longed for it. She quite pined away and began to look pale in miserable. Then her husband was alarm. Ernest, what ails you? to your wife. Ah, she replied, If I can't eat some of the ramp in which is in the garden behind our house, I shall die. The man who loved her thought sooner than that your wife die. Bring her some of the Grampian yourself, that it costs what it will. At twilight, he clamored down over the wall into the garden of the enchantress, hastily clutched a handful of Grampian and took it to his wife. She had once made herself a salad of it and ate it greedily. It tasted so good to her. So very good that the next day she longed for three times as much as before. If he was toe have any rest, her husband must once more descend into the garden in the gloom of evening. Therefore, he let himself down again. But when he had clambered down the wall, he was terribly afraid for he saw the enchantress standing before him. How dare you, she said with an angry look. Descend into my garden. Instill my rampy in like a thief. You will suffer for it, Huh? Answered He let mostly take the place of justice. I only made up my mind to do it out of necessity. My wife saw your rampy in from the window and felt such a long inferred that she would have died if she had not got some to eat. Then the enchantress allowed her anger to be softened and said to him, If the case be as you say and will allow you to take away with you as much rampant as you will, only I make one condition. You would give me the child your wife will bring into the world each of you will treated, and I will care for it. Like a mother, the man and his terror consented everything. And when the woman was brought to bed, the enchantress appeared at once gave the child the name of Rapunzel and took it away with her. Rapunzel grew into the most beautiful child under the sun. When she was 12 years old, the enchantress shut her in a tower which lay in a force and had neither stairs nor door. But quite at the top was a little window. When the enchantress wanted to go when she placed herself beneath in cried happens over Japan's own Let down your hair to me Rapunzel had magnificent long hair, finest spun gold, and when she heard the voice of the enchantress, she unfastened her braided tres is wound them round one of the hooks of the window above, and then the hair fell, 20 ells down, and the enchantress climbed up by it. After a year or two, it came to pass that the king's son road through the force and passed by the tower. Then he heard a song, which is so charming that he stood still and listened. This was Rapunzel, who in her solitude, passing her time in letting her sweet voice for sound. The king's son wanted to climb up to her and looked for the door of the tower, but none was to be found. He wrote home, but the singing had so deeply touched his heart that every day he went out into the force and listen to it. Once, when he was thus standing behind a tree, he saw that an enchantress came there and he heard how she cried weapons over a Penza let down your hair to me. Then Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair, and the enchantress climbed up to her. If This is the letter by which one mounts. I too will try my fortune, said he. And the next day, when it began to grow dark, he went to the tower, cried Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me Immediately. The hair fell down in. The king's son climbed up. At first, Rapunzel was terribly frightened when a man such as her eyes had never yet beheld, came to her. But the King son began to talk to her quite like a friend and told her that is her had been so stirred that had let him have no rest, and he had been forced to see her. Then Rapunzel Oster Fear. And when he asked her if she would take him for her husband and she saw that he was young and handsome, she thought he would love me more than Old Dame Gothel does. When she said yes and later hand in his, she said, I will willingly go away with you, but I do not know how to get down. Bring with us kind of silk every time that you come and have a we have a ladder with it on. When that is ready, I will descend and you will take me on your horse. They agreed that until that time he should come to her every evening for the old woman came by day. The enchantress remarked nothing of this until once, Rapunzel said to her. Tell me, Dame Gothel, how it happens that you are so much heavier for me to drop than the king's son. He is with me in a moment. You wicked child, cried the enchantress. What do I hear you say? I thought I had separated you from all the world, and yet you have deceived me. In her anger, she crunched Rapunzel's beautiful dresses, wrap them twice around her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right and snip snap. They were cut off and the lovely braids lay on the ground. And she was so pitiless that she took poor Rapunzel into the desert, where she had to live in great grief and misery. On the same day that she cast out Rapunzel, however, the enchantress fastened the braids of hair, which she had cut off to the hook of the window. And when the king's son came and cried, Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me. She let the hair down. The king's son ascended, But instead of finding his dearest Rapunzel, he found the enchantress who gazed at him with wicked and venomous looks. She cried, marking Lee, You would fit your dearest, but the beautiful beds. It's no longer singing in the nest. The cat has got it, and we'll scratch out your eyes as well. Rapunzel is lost to you, and you're never see her again. The king's son was so beside himself of pain and in his despair he let down from the tower, escaped with this life, but the thorns into which he fell pierced his eyes. Then he wanted quite blind about the forest, ate nothing but roots and Berries and did not but lament and weep over the loss of his dearest wife. That's he roamed about misery. For some years, that length came to the desert were Rapunzel with the twins to which she had given birth. A boy and a girl lived in wretchedness. He heard a voice, and it seems so familiar to him that he went towards it, and when he approached, Rapunzel knew him and fell on his neck and wept. two of her tears wetted his eyes, and they grew clear again, and he could see with them as before. He led her to his kingdom, where he was joyfully received, and they lived for a long time afterwards. Happy and content. End of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.