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Published: December 13, 1901

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Der Rattenfänger von Hameln

Published: December 13, 1901

The tale of Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (a German saga also known in the United States as "The Rat-Catcher of Hamelin") tells the story of a German town called Hameln that was overrun with rats. One day, a man with a magical pipe -- the Rattenfänger -- came to town, and was able to lure all of the rats into a nearby lake by playing them music. But when the Bürgermeister (mayor) of Hameln would not pay the Rattenfänger, the Rattenfänger refused to work ... letting all the Ratten...

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