Pay the Piper

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Pay the Piper

1. To repay a debt.

2. To face a coming punishment, especially if one has made a serious mistake. One pays the piper by facing the wronged supervisor or client.
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In the original story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, as told by the Brothers Grimm, a rat infestation in the 13th Century German town is eradicated by a mysterious piper who leads the animals away with the power of his playing.
Mr Gilbert Blades, defending, told the Ports-mouth hearing: "He could not adopt the method used by the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
With a script that includes lots of topical jokes, The Pied Piper of Hamelin has been adapted to titillate the tastes of local audiences.
Her body-language, so much at one with her instrument, is like a cross between the Pied Piper of Hamelin and Stockhausen's Arlekin, and this almost Puckish persona was perfectly attuned to Mendelssohn's youthful Sonata, reflective tones nevertheless communicating through the deft articulation.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, who could solve Cardiff's rat problem
And two scores dedicated to the original Gregynog Choir are being revived: Walford Davies' The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Holst's O spiritual pilgrim.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin kidnapped an entire town's children, who were never found again.
This season also features the world-premiere of THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, a new opera for children commissioned by Virginia Opera and based on the famous fairy tale.
com The Pied Piper A family show based on the famous story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, until January 11.
According to the fairytale, the Pied Piper of Hamelin lured rats away from the town to their death in the River Weser with his magic pipe.
The hip hop dance crew give their take on The Pied Piper of Hamelin as part of the Breakin' The Bay urban arts festival.
A modern retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, it has been hailed as a "spellbinding piece of storytelling".