The Pied Piper is one of those stories that you read as a child that seems to pop up in everyday conversations far more often than you probably thought it would all those years ago. This is largely because the simple story serves as a pretty good reminder that you should pay your debts, keep your promises, and stop messing around with magic pipe-wielding people that show up in your town no matter what they claim they can do about your current rat problem. And, while all three of those things are true - especially the last one - the Pied Piper tale also serves as a warning for business leaders, too. Or does it? Before we get into it, though, we need a quick refresher on the legend. So buckle up, here comes a brief history lesson:.
The Pide Piper Richard Verstegan. The Pyed Piper Nathaniel Wanley. Link to The Ratcatcher. The Magic Fife Germany.
Topics: Children's Books. Behind the faded cover lives stories of heroism, nobility, and true love; stories that eagerly fill the minds of young dreamers everywhere. The Pied Piper legend originated in Hamelin, Germany during the middle ages. As the story goes, the town was struggling with a rat infestation problem and was desperate for relief. When the Piper returned for his reward, the mayor refused.
Every summer Sunday in the city of Hamelin, actors gather in the old town center to pay homage to a strange, enduring legacy. As the story goes , in , townspeople hired a rat catcher to lure away the vermin that had overrun their village. He did, except the citizens of Hamelin cheated the man out of his payment. In the year of , on the day of Saints John and Paul on June 26, by a piper, clothed in many kinds of colours, children born in Hamelin were seduced, and lost at the place of execution near the koppen. The Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning brought the legend of the Pied Piper to the English-speaking world in the 19th century—but what of this year-old tale is actually true? For one, probably not the rats.