THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN
The pied piper of Hamelin is a very interesting story of a young zestful man and his pied piper. Hey summary lover, I know that most of you might have already read this amazing story before. Consequently, you must be knowing very well that this story actually talks about being grateful and honest. The pied piper of Hamelin is a moral story in which a young man’s retaliation actually proves to be moral lessons for an entire town.
The young man was actually amazingly talented, honest and wise. In the story, he uses his talent to save an entire city. By the way, he must have felt amazing after realizing that his talent could actually help him save an entire city, haha!.
Hey guys, do you know what his talent was?. Actually, it’s very interesting too, he would play his pied piper so well that its tune would mesmerize every listener. Yeah, isn’t it great!?, By the way, if I had this talent then I would have used it to fool my physics teacher, haha!. No really, He was so rude and would punish me a lot. However, you can also share what you had done if you were that talented with pied piper.
Though, The pied piper is betrayed in the story which leads him to retaliate and teach them a potent lesson. However, Luckily his plan works and hence he gets justice too.
Think, if he had not decided to oppose his antagonists. Actually yes, sometimes we people indeed need to deal differently with different people. So be brave, be wise and most importantly do not feel afraid to oppose when it’s required.
THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN STORY
The happy Hamelin
Once upon a time, there was a town behind the mountains. The town was very beautiful, so its citizens were too. The people of this town were rather friendly and would like to talk a lot. By the way, I too think that the people who talk more are always more friendly and happier. What do you think about this? let me know below in the comment section.
However, I too like to talk and have fun a lot during any gathering, though there are people who consider being alone and yet look happy. Well, it’s completely fine with either choice, after all, everyone has their own approach to living and life experiences.
Although there is a famous saying which states that Laughter is the best therapy. Whereas in the story too, the people of Hamelin used to laugh and talk a lot. I think that every people of Hamelin must be well aware of this famous saying, haha!.
Everything was just going easy and happy in the city but abruptly from nowhere, this huge number of rats enter the city and completely leaves everyone stunned.
Well, Does it sound like any trouble to you?. Yes, it is, I explain to you how. Actually, this huge number of rats entered every house of Hamelin and started eating each thing they found tasty. Now think of that boy who had kept his ice- cream safe from his siblings including everyone in the house and sees the half licked ice- cream by the rats just after a while, It does feel pathetic, I know this feeling very well, haha!.
Similarly, the rats were making every mom very angry as they were eating all the tasty and mouthwatering dishes, she prepared for her family. This was the reach and the impact of those so many rats in the town, suddenly.
Hey summary lovers, What would you have done, had you been in their place? Let me know.
The little kids, mommies, daddies, everyone were just very very very bothered about the situation. They feared that they could lose their lives due to hunger and lack of food availability. Hence the situation had turned really critical. Whereas on the other side those rats had no idea about the effect they had brought into their lives, moreover they were enjoying the destruction created by themselves a lot.
FAILING OF THE STRATEGIES
As we know that the town was full of rats everywhere of every shape, sizes and colours. However, the people finally decided to deal with this nuisance on their own, after all, it was just about rats, right!.
Hence they planned to gets some cats from the neighbouring cities. Now it was a rather good idea. However, the cats are brought in the city and are expected to make Hamelin a rat-free city again. But soon they realized that it was not working, the cats were even not able to finish that amount of rats from the city.
This must be really a very funny situation, I guess. For the first time, cats might have felt helpless around the rats, haha!.
Though thereafter they also tried few more tactics to get rid of them, but it all failed miserably. Finally, the people of the city became gloomy and helpless just like the cats, haha!.
As every one of you already knows that there is always a reward for the rare thing. I mean, especially during any pandemic when there is a remedy available but in small number then it’s always costly for the common man. However, the situation of Hamelin had turned the same. Hence, The high authority decided to offer ten full bags of gold to that someone who would be able to make Hamelin a rat-free city again.
PIED PIPER – THE REDEEMER
The hype spread like fire in the city and everyone started using their brains, after all, it was a matter of ten full bags of gold coins. nonetheless, no one managed to bring any difference whatsoever.
Then our hero enters, He is a pied piper. He comes from behind the mountains and directly approaches the high authority. However talking about his looks, he was all in red, red pants, shirts and even the shoes he wore were red in colour. You could have called him a man in red, haha!. Whereas he had a long specular nose and big round eyes. Overall he looked completely different from the city people.
Pied piper- your majesty, I am a pied piper and I can make Hamelin a rat-free city again. But once I am done, I need those ten full bags of gold coins in my hand, what say?
Authority- No problem, in fact, we ourselves had decided this deal that whoever redeems us from this plague will be rewarded that as a prize.
Pied piper- ok then, it’s a deal.
However the Pied piper did not seem appropriate but as they had no choice, they agreed to him.
Pied piper’s magical tune
The pied piper was very good with using his instrument. He takes out his pied piper and starts playing it. The sound was so soothing and sweet that soon all the rats started following him. All the rats behind this young man make everyone aback.
Moreover, pied piper’s play even mesmerizes all those people who were listening to its tune. Really music has its own magic, I too have felt it a couple of times. Moreover, I too like to listen to music in my leisure. However, I have never noticed any mouse following me while listening to any music, haha!. Although I hope someday I might come across such a situation.
Whereas, this pied piper takes all these rats towards the river behind the mountain. Soon all the lacklustre faces of people had converted into smiles as they noticed the innumerable rats following the pied piper.
As the pied piper reached near the river, he walks into it. Whereas those rats, spellbound by the soothing tune of pied piper also gets into the river and soon starts drowning in it. In no time all the rats had submerged into the river and the Hamelin had again become a rat-free city.
However, I wonder that could not their mates notice them drown in the river and decide to not go into the river, it’s really surprising.
The city starts to celebrate as now no one had to worry about the rats now. They were finally free from rat’s oppresses in the town. Each naughty boy who would like to hide their ice cream from his siblings, moms who would prepare tasty food for her family and especially those husbands who would eagerly wait to taste those dishes, could finally feel relaxed. Hence that particular day they sing, dance and rejoice as the memory of freedom from the rats.
Once the pied piper was done with his promised job, he went to the authority to claim his prize. However, the authority members were not as loyal as the piper had expected. The authority members refused to give him even a single penny instead rebuked him for no reason.
They really turned out to be big traitors and blackguards. Whereas the pied piper was rather gullible and was feeling cheated. Though he too knew to blow their minds and get them on the right track. Hence he challenged them that he will surely teach them a lesson.
Thereafter the gloomy pied piper returns to his place, he was rather sulky with those perverts and ungrateful people. He never thought that he would be cheated in that way. By the way, yes it hurts a lot when someone cheats and breaks your hearts, right!. However, this generation has rather got used to it and hence understands it very well.
Thereafter, this young wise man again plays his melodies tune. The tune was different from the last one but what still was the same, was its magic. Hence every child who listened to it started following the pied piped just like the rats. The piped piper had a plan in his mind. He takes them all behind the mountains and gets inside a cave. Seeing the pied piper, all children also enter the cave, Whereas once the kids were into the cave the pied piper readily gets out of it. Then he promptly pushes a huge stone and closes them inside the cave.
However, there were only two kids left in the town, who did not follow him to the cave. One was a boy who suffered from the hardness of hearing whereas the other one was the girl who was quite lame and hence could not maintain the speed with the other children.
Hence these two kids get back from halfway and inform their parents about that all.
seek for kids
As the parents come to know about this news, they readily reach out to the pied piper.
By the way, summary lovers, have I told you this earlier? that when I was a kid, I end up following a man who had a monkey with him. Actually back in those days, they would bring a monkey with them and make it dance for the viewers, whereas the viewers used to pay them for the entertainment. Whereas that day I was also one of the viewers and was enjoying the play, though I might have found it so entertaining that I ended up following him. Thereafter my family started searching for me and finally, my father found me far away from my place with the same monkey man.
However coming back to the story, Like my father, everyone’s father and mother reaches out to the pied piper in the search of their loving kids.
Pied piper- yes, I do have all your kids. However, I am not gonna return them to you unless I get my reward in my hands.
parents- ok ok, you will get it all but please tell us, are they safe?.
Pied piper- certainly, they are safe as I am not as rigorous as the members of the high authority. But I can’t say for how long they will be safe.
Pied piper- Now you guys understand how it feels to be ungrateful and dishonest!.
High authority members- please, do not harm them!. We have realized our mistakes. We should not have been ungrateful and cheated you, you really did redeem us from a pathetic plague and saved our kids but we cheated you contrary. Thereby We together feel really very guilty for our selfish deeds, hence we promise to reward you with ten full bags of gold coins as promised.
Thereafter they fulfil their promise and the pied piper releases their kids too and leaves the city forever. Though it’s still said that often people hear his sweat tunes around the city but no one finds him anywhere. It may come from behind those mountains.
THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
(1) What was Hamelin?
Ans- Hamelin was a beautiful city behind the mountains. The people of Hamelin were friendly and ecofriendly too. However, it’s the same city where a pied piper visit and hence subsequently he is known as the pied piper of Hamelin.
(2) Who was the pied piper? Why he had come to Hamelin.
Ans- The pied piper was a young and vivacious man, he was extremely talented with playing his instrument. When he would play his pied piper it would literally leave the listeners completely spellbound.
The pied piper had come to Hamelin to free it from the rat’s plague. Though later he does it too and saves the entire city.
(3) What was the deal between the pied piper and the high authority?
Ans- The pied piper and the high authority had a deal that if he redeems the city from rats then he would be rewarded with ten full bags of gold coins.
(4) Why did the high authority cheat the pied piper?
Ans- The high authority cheats the pied piper as they realized that the plague was not going to return hence they thought to refuse the pied piper from rewarding him for his job.
(5) How did pied piper teach them the lesson?
Ans- The pied piper again plays one more sweat tune to attract the children and finally confines them. Thereafter he blackmails those parents who came to plead for their kids. Then the pied piper asks ”how it feels to be ungrateful to others”. In this way he makes them realize their mistakes. However thereafter they also realize their mistake and even reward him immediately for his job and promise to never do it to anyone.