The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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ISBN10: 
0679428127
ISBN13: 
9780679428121
Pages: 
105
Published: 
November 2nd 1993 by Everyman's Library
Rating: 
3.87

Robert Browning's famous verse retelling of the medieval legend of the Pied Piper is renowned for its humor and vivid wordplay. When the selfish townspeople of Hamelin refuse to pay the piper for spiriting away the hordes of rats that had plagued them, he exacts his revenge by luring away their greatest treasure, the children of the town.

Excerpt from The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
I.
Hamelin Town's in Brunswick,
By famous Hanover city;
The river Weser, deep and wide,
Washes its wall on the southern side;
A pleasanter spot you never spied;
But, when begins my ditty,
Almost five hundred years ago,
To see the townsfolk suffer so
From vermin, was a pity.

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