The Pied Piper of Rin.
It all happened in a place called~ Rin-
Where many children there played for
Many hours right by Lake Zambin—
The whole place had a serpent problem
All folks were ready to get rid of them
The moment they spotted one snake-
It would be killed with a garden tool Or with any weapon like a pistol, too.
The folks in the town all gathered
In the local pub one day to discuss What was needed to be done!
Some claimed that the Chief didn’t care
He didn’t have any kids, so, why would He worry about the other children Getting bitten by the snakes.
The doors of the pub were moved & Folks turned to see who had tried to Disturb their serious meetin’ time
The stranger bowed his head and Smiled.
He had the perfect solution for their problem.
Later in the dead of night
The stranger grinned and played his Pipe.
As soon as the snakes heard the music, They slithered toward it and followed The sweet sound of the music!
Bright and early into the new morning The folks were pleased to hear no HISS They leaped into the air- quite glad That all the snakes were gone for good!
The Piper bowed his head and said, ‘‘Now will you pay me for saving your Children and everyone else as well.’’
All the folks became silent, as if their Voices had been snatched from their Throats.
None of them tried to even hand the Piper a silver coin.
The Piper shook his head and sighed. ‘‘All right, none of you want to pay me For assissting you with your problem. Guess, I’ll just have to take matters Into my own hands...’’
The Piper reached into his satchel and Pulled our his musical instrument.
He played a soft gentle tune that Sounded like waves crashing on the Beach.
The ground started to shake and quake The folks screamed and tried to run. But then they remembered— where Were all their children?
The children were still paying by the Lake.
The Piper blew into his pipe and the waters of the lake started to rise.
The children cried out and some complained that the lake was too hot.
The more that they tried to swim back to dry land, the stronger the current of the lake became.
One young lad who had never been to The lake because he worked at the pub- Ended up charging toward the Piper to Try to pull his pipe away from his lips.
The Piper snapped his fingers and Vanished.
The young lad blinked and rubbed his eyes.
What kind of sorcery was at play here?
The folks rushed to the lake to check On the children who had been playing In the lake.
They fell down on their knees and some used their fists to hit the ground. The only thing that remained were Bones of the children that were just Floating in the lake.
So, Folks, let you and I be more clever Of watching out in all our business with or without a paper and pen—or pipers!
And, if they say they will work for free, To help get rid of serpents or snakes, Whatever amount we promise to hand over, let’s make sure to keep that promise.