Apregnant woman develops a craving for a variety of lettuce called rapunzel and her husband steals some from the fairy next door. the fairy is cross, takes the child as payment, names her rapunzel and keeps her in a tower. an amorous prince spots the teenage girl and uses her hair to climb into the tower for ‘a merry time’. rapunzel gets pregnant and the now even crosser fairy chops off all her hair and banishes her to a desolate land. the prince throws himself from the tower, losing both eyes.
after stumbling about in the forest for a few years, he happens upon rapunzel, now mother to twins. She cries on him, which somehow restores his sight, but they are still in the desolate land.
The moral of the story
Sometimes, a pregnant woman’s cravings should go unsatisfied. Don’t name children after lettuces. Boys should be prevented from climbing through the windows of teenage girls. no good comes of drastic haircuts. If all else fails, have a good cry.