H.W.Fluks at kpn.com
Fri Apr 19 14:40:37 CEST 2002
> THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN (or HAMLIN) is the fable you're
> thinking of. It
> was written by Robert Browning in 1888, and the Gyro story by
> Barks and Don
> was obviously inspired by this well known (at least to
> English speaking countries) poem.
I think the poem re-tells a much older legend. And the German place is
actually called "Hameln". English-speaking people changed that to "Hamelin",
because they can't pronounce it otherwise.
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