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Escape Elevator

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Once upon a timed there was a princess named Rapunzel. And she had to spend all day and all night living in a very very high tower all by herself. Finally, after growing her hair for years and years, she finally gets to see the prince when he climbs up her hair to see him.

But really, why should she have to wait to grow her hair out when she can have a magical elevator! Built for Rapunzel by Amy, Fatima, and Joshua, this elevator has many features. It's remote controlled: she chooses when it comes up and down, giving her all the power to see who she wants. It comes equipped with an alarm when someone Rapunzel doesn't know or like gets too close, an alarm goes off. And, it has a clever counterbalance to keep it from falling off. 

 

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