The Pied Piper

The town of Hamlyn was once full of rats. They ate all the food, troubled sleeping babies, and made a lot of noise. The people had grown tired of the rats but were unable to do anything. Even the cats were not able to kill the rats.

One day, a queer fellow with piercing eyes, came to town. He was called the Pied Piper. He went to the Mayor and asked him, “What will you pay me if I free your town of every single rat?” The mayor offered fifty pounds to the Pied Piper.

Happy with the offer, the Pied Piper started playing his pipe. Hearing the shrill, keen note, every rat came out from its hole and started following him. The Pied Piper kept on playing his pipe and the rats followed hirn. The piper walked up to the harbour with millions of rats behind him and led them into the water and waited till every rat had drowned.

Now the town was free of the little devils and the people were very happy.

After all the rats were dead, the Pied Piper returned and asked the Mayor for his money. The Mayor said that he could only give him twenty pounds for such an easy job. Now that the rats were dead, the Mayor thought that there was nothing to worry about. But the Pied Piper wanted to teach him a lesson. This time he played a different tune. Hearing his music, the children came out of their houses. They started following the piper, dancing and shouting. The elders watched in disbelief as the Pied Piper led the children far, far away. The Mayor sent his men to look for the piper and bring the children back but none could find the lost children.

9 Responses to “The Pied Piper”


  2. i hate u

  3. vad

  4. I have read this story also

  5. ………… we have one in Delhi

  6. bad

  7. Prathamesh Kundar on March 9th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    yup u r right

  8. Angad Singh Sukhija on May 10th, 2014 at 5:44 am

    the story given above is not full………………………………………………………the full story is
    long ago , by the weser river in germany was a town called hamelin . hamelin was a lovely town but for its rats ! rats were everywhere in hamelin (inside every cupboard , behind every curtain , under every bed , on every table and even in the streets) every minute , the townspeople heard the rats , shrieking and squeaking .
    the rats eat all their food especially cheese . They with their collective effort even killed the cats . when the townspeople could take it anymore , they went to the mayor .
    Everyone was crying and begging for help from the mayor . but the mayor was also a human being so he was nit able to do anything .
    suddenly , there was a knock at the door , he wore a colourful dress , a long coat and a pointed cap . he said that he will possess a secret charmby which he can draw any creature to him . when he was introducing him the mayor noticed a pipe in his pocket .
    he said that he will remove all the rats from the town if the mayor will pay him a thousand silver Coins .The mayor agreed to give him the money .
    Early next morning , the pied piper stood near the town hall and began playing his pipe . at once , a melodious tune filled hamelene . then 1000s of rats started running towards the pied piper .
    when he started moving the rats also started moving towards him . The pied piper started going down a street . he goes to the river weser and took off his boot and stepped into the waterwhen the rats entered the water they died .
    on the evening , tge pied piper asked for money fromm the mayor but the mayor refused as he want to do repairs in the town .
    the pied piper started seething with anger .
    next morning , the pied piper stood near town hall and began playing his pipe . soon , there was a rustle hich turns into a bustle . now the children were following the pied piper .
    but the townspeople could not move . the pied piper led the children , who followed him in a cave inside a huge mountain . suddenly they disappeared .
    only a lame returned to the town he said that the pied piper was leading them to a valley where the trees were laden with fruits and was spring foreve . he also wanted to go there but stumbled .
    that day 130 children were missing . they and the pied piper were never seen again .

    written by ANGAD SINGH SUKHIJA

  9. nice story but full story

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