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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The werewolf and various other manifestations of folk culture, such as the fairy-tale wolf and the demonization of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, are likely to have emerged from this practice of expulsion and persecution, with the werewolf possibly being the most transparent reflection in folk culture of a custom that casts these undesirables into a state of exception, back into a state of nature, a state of permanent war.
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.
The movie The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1958), directed by Bretaigne Windust and scripted in Browning's style by Irving Taylor and Hal Stanley, even adds a happy ending.
His crassness is underlined by broken fragments in which "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is read to two children as a bedtime story, while a number of the villagers gradually agree to join Stevens in the suit.
It soon became like a scene from the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a crowd of children at our heels.
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The (in full The Pied Piper of Hamelin, A Child's Story) Narrative poem of 303 lines by Browning, Robert, published in 1842 in Dramatic Lyrics, part of the Bells and Pomegranates series.
As Kraft struggles with the implications of all this, Powers infolds into the text classic stories of children trying to escape the adult world - Peter Pan, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," the Children's Crusade - suggesting that for children, it is always apocalypse now.
In what country does the story The Pied Piper Of Hamelin take place?
This year the company will bring the Pied Piper of Hamelin to the stage.
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 children's show will include narrated versions of Peter and the Wolf, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Aesop's Fables and the Children's Book Suite, featuring kids' favorites Ping, Babar and Curious George.
Who wrote the poem The Pied Piper Of Hamelin? Roger Federer - see Question 7 5.