Rapunzel–she of the long hair–was separated from her best friend club-footed Hans by her jealous father, and locked in a tower. One day Hans heard her singing out the window of the locked tower. “Let down you hair,” he called, hoping to reach her in this way.
She let down her hair but as soon as he pulled on it, it flew into the air, a wig, whereupon she confessed she had cancer, and no more hair. Hans pointed to his foot and called, “we’re even now,” and when supper was brought to Rapunzel, Hans entered.