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Re: CHAT: Rapunzel (was: Rumpelstiltskin (was: milimpulaktasin))

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:37
From: "Mia Soderquist" <tuozine@...>
> Muke Tever wrote: > > --only it wasn't Rapunzel that let down the hair, but the witch, who had
> > the hair to a nail by the window. And when the prince was most of the way
> > the tower, the witch unfastened the hair and the prince fell to his death in
> > thorny hedge that may have surrounded the base of the tower. > > > > Um, I seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere... or is that really what > > happened? > > In the version I remember, the prince falls and his eyes are > gouged out when he lands in the thorns, so he wanders blind > and miserable, until Rapunzel found him and her tears > restore his sight and then they live happily ever after... > or something like that.
Yes, that is familiar! The prince was blinded, and Rapunzel was sent to some kind of distant wilderness and grieved. She *may* have given birth, and I think doves were involved somewhere. Here, on second thought... why waffle like this? Grimm's is old enough to be on the Internet. [Yes, there was a birth--twins... but no doves.] and just for sake's sake: *Muke!