Story of rapunzel is based on The story of  the tragic life of Saint Barbara, who is thought to have lived in the third centurystory re-written by Brothers Grimm in modern times..

ONCE UPON A TIME, there lived a carpenter and his wife. They had everything but a child of their own . Many years after their wish was going to be true – the carpenter’s wife was going to have a baby !
One day the wife was looking down at the garden that belonged to a witch who lived in the house opposite to them . From her window she could see those big green heads of lettuce! “Its all I wanted to eat!” said the wife to her husband. “You must go and get me some fresh grown lettuce.”
“No we cannot!” said the carpenter. “You know well that the garden belongs to the witch, who lives next door.”
“If I cannot eat that lettuce,“I will not eat anything at all! I will die!” . Said the wife angrily.

Witch gets Rapunzel

The carpenter had no choice other than risking heavily for lettuce. He climbed over the garden wall and with very quiet steps, he plucked one green head of lettuce. With quieter steps, he jumped back over the garden wall. His wife ate up the lettuce and only craved for more.
So the next night, the carpenter climbed back over the garden wall. He picked up one more head of lettuce. All of a sudden came a very loud voice.

“STOP! for whom are you to taking lettuce without my permission ?”
“I…uh…well….am getting lettuce for my wife,” said the carpenter.
“You will payheavily for this!” said the witch .
“Please!” pardon me . “My wife is going to have a baby. She saw your lettuce and wanted it so very much.”I will do anything!” said the carpenter.
“You say you will do anything?” said the witch.
“Yes,” he said.
“Fine!” said the witch. “Here’s the deal. Go ahead – take all the lettuce you want. Your wife will have a baby girl. And when she does, the baby will be mine!”


To be Continued ………………

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