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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Oddly enough, in the case of de Retz, a certain Guillaume Hamelin lamented the loss of two children, a strange, uncanny coincidence between de Retz, the child murderer, and the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
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.
Mr Gilbert Blades, defending, told the Ports-mouth hearing: "He could not adopt the method used by the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
A riot of everything that's traditionally best about Christmas pantomime, ACT's The Pied Piper of Hamelin is set to storm the stage… and all that's needed to raise the roof is you, the audience.
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.
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.
1284 Legend has it that on this day the Pied Piper of Hamelin led the town's children into oblivion because the people refused to pay their pest control bill
Youngsters leaving Holmfirth Junior Infant and Nursery School led a performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with some of it inside the school and some outside.
A modern retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, it has been hailed as a "spellbinding piece of storytelling".
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, who could solve Cardiff's rat problem