Pied Piper

Fluks, H.W. H.W.Fluks at kpn.com
Fri Apr 19 14:40:37 CEST 2002

Dan Shane:

> 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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