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Illustration Friday: Trail

A man came to Hamelin claiming to be a rat-catcher. The people of Hamelin promised him payment for killing the rats. So the man played a pipe, and led a trail of rats to the Weser river, where they all drowned. Despite this success the people reneged on their promise and did not pay the rat-catcher. And while the inhabitants were in the church, he played his pipe again, this time attracting the children of Hamelin. The children followed him out of the town, where they were lured into a cave and sealed inside.

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