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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679428127, Hardcover)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.
Color reproductions of Kate Greenaway’s beautiful, delicate watercolor illustrations adorn every page.
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The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.
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