Book cover - The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Author Robert Browning

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Author Robert Browning

  • Release Date: 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Classics

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Summary

The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Hamelin is a beautiful river town in Brunswick, but it is a town overflowed with rats. The Mayor and the Corporation try to find a way to destroy the rats and free the town. But, they don’t know what they can do. Then, a strange person arrives, with a flute around his neck, offering his help. He explains them that he has a talent to make creatures follow him wherever he wants and asks for 1000 gilders. Excited and happy to hear that, the Mayor and the Corporation offer him 50 000 gilders.
The piper goes outside and starts playing his flute. In no time, the rats all over the town come and start following him. He leads them to the river and they drown. The town is free and everyone is happy. The piper then, goes to the Mayor to get his money, but the Mayor gives him only 50 gilders. Angry, the piper goes out again and starts playing his flute again, but this time…
What has the piper done this time? What could he do? What is his revenge?
 See what happens next and how this story ends.