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The STORY of RAPUPUNZ~EL
Once upon a time, there lived a man and his wife,
both of whom wished to have a child above every-
thing else in the world.
Out of their window they could see a beautiful
garden, full of fine flowers and vegetables. It belonged
to a witch and no one dared center this garden.
The wife had grown quite sick; she needed to be
hiumored. Looking down into the garden, she saw
some beautiful radishes and she decided that unless
she could have some of these radishes, she would die.
The husband loved his wife and decided that he
would get some of these radishes for her.
But the witch caught him as he made his way into
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her garden. He tried to explain.
"Very well," said the witch. "If you will give me
your baby when it is born, I, will give you the radishes."
The man agreed. He- brought the radishes to his
Not long after, a little girl was born to them and
the witch came to claim ahd would not take "no"
for an answer. The little girl grew up believing ~the
witch to be her mother. In order that the child would
never learn differently and to keep hier all fapherself,
she put her into a high tower without ext3 except
She named the girl Raphlnzel. Rapunzel's hair had
grown long and beautiful, and when she let it out
through the window, it reached the ground. It was
in this way the witch climbed up and down to and
Two years later, it happened that the King's son
was riding through the wood and came to the tower.
He heard Rapunzel singing. It was a beautiful voice.
Another day he saw the witch come to the tower
and heard her call out,
Let down your hair."
When Rapunsel let down her tresses, the witch
climbed up. Later, when he saw the old woman depart,
he decided to try it himself and called,
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Let down your hair."
Rapunzel did and the prince climbed up.
Rapunzel-was :frightened, it was the first man she
had seen. But the prince .spoke kindly, left a little
later, and came again and again, all this without the
knowledge of the witch.
They grew to love each other. But alas, Rapunzel
gave away the secret one day and the witch in furious
anger took her far away and deserted her.
'The prince found out from the old woman that
Rapunzel had disappeared and would never be found.
But love finds a way. Far and to many places, the
prince traveled and at last he found Rapunsel. He
made her his wife and they lived happily thereafter.
THE- TINDER- BOX
A soldier, on his w~ay home from the war, met a
.witch. She persuaded him to go to a cave, under-
ground, for her. Here, she carefully explained, he
would find three chests each gitarded by very large
fierce dogs who would prove harmless if he carried
her apron. Inside oine chest were copper coins, in the
second silver coins, in the third gold coins. These
were all for him; he was also to get an old tinder box
he would find there- which was to be for her.
T~he soldier agreed and all went as trhe witch had
outlined.- He returned but -decided not to give the
tinder box to the witch. Instead he~chased her away
and went his own wiay.
. .The money he had collected gave him many com-
.forts and he spent it freely. Soon, however, the money
was all goine ( then by accident, he found the tinder
~box- was- a magic box and he had but to wish as he
rubbed it to hiave his wishes fulfilled.
But riches did hhn little good, he broke the law
and was jailed and sentenced to be hanged.
IHis tinder box was in his lodgings and he persuaded
a youth, passing by, to bring it to him.
When he had possession of it, he made his wish to
be freed and he was freed immediately.
Now, he had. learned his lesson; he lived quietly,
created no more disturbances. With his great riches
he was able to woo the princess, whom he inarried,
and to live -happily for a long, long time.
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