On the Pied Piper of Hamelin

There is something sad about the Pied Piper of Hamelin; the sadness was there when he led the rats away at first. And when he danced into the rocks with the children, he became melodramatic in his fancies of what would hurt the townspeople.

But he remained to the last a man whom men would not follow, who could not even command his own fee. A man followed only by rats and minors only . . . applauding and dancing.

The Pied Piper of our modern day is a farcical figure. And one cannot help wondering what’s to happen to the poor fool when curtains go down and there’s no one around?

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2 thoughts on “On the Pied Piper of Hamelin”

  1. Richard, how else do you command your fees apart from delivering the service? The pied piper did that, only that the town folks didn’t have integrity, and they got what was coming to them. What happened to them is what befalls most people who try to ‘shaft’ professionals, in the end, you are the bigger loser.

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