A long time ago, there lived a young couple, a man and his wife. His wife was expecting their baby. She wanted a plant that only grew in her neighbor's garden. She wanted it so much. She even intended to steal it herself, but later on, she sent her husband to steal it. Unfortunately, Mother Gothel, the owner of the garden, caught him doing it. She was a witch. Then mother Gothel forced couple to give their first baby to her.
A few months later, the baby was born. It was a girl named Rapunzel. Soon, this baby was taken away to live with Mother Gothel. Rapunzel grew to be a beautiful young girl with her long goldy hair. She, at first, was cared in a normal way. When she reached puberty, she was locked in a tower so that she would never leave mother Gothel. The tower stood in the forest. It could only be entered by climbing on Rapunzel's long hair. To cheer herself up, she loved to sing.
One day, a young prince was out hunting. He stumbles upon the tower. He heard Rapunzel's beautiful voice. He decided that he must meet her. He spied and by watching Mother Gothel, learned the words he had to say to have Rapunzel drop her hair. The prince visited her often and the two fell in love.
Then, Rapunzel made a plan to escape from the tower. She wanted to be with the prince. She asked the prince to bring her a skein of silk each time visited. She might weave a ladder for her escape. Unfortunately, mother Gothel caught on. Then she banished Rapunzel to the desert. She threw the prince from the tower into a thorny bush. The thorns made the prince blind and he roamed the earth searching for his love.
Eventually, they found each other, and the prince's eyes were healed by Rapunzel's tears of happiness.
Taken From : Let's Talk for Junior High School, 2005