Then Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair, and the enchantress
climbed up to her. "If that is the ladder by which one mounts, I
too will try my fortune," said he, and the next day when it began
to grow dark, he went to the tower and cried,
Let down your hair!"
Immediately the hair fell down and the king's son climbed up. At
first Rapunzel was terribly frightened when a man, such as her
eyes had never yet beheld, came to her. But the king's son began
to talk to her quite like a friend, and told her that his heart
had been so stirred that it had let him have no rest, and he had
been forced to see her. Then Rapunzel lost her fear, and when he
asked her if she would take him for her husband, and she saw that
he was young and handsome, she thought, he will love me more than
old dame gothel does. And she said yes, and laid her hand in his.