The wonderful  music

’The wonderful music’

Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)


8 x 6¾ inches

Coloured wood-block engraving by Edmund Evans

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 41

Antagonized by the town council’s unwillingness to pay him, the Piper abducts the children, who are drawn along in a melee of singing and dancing, ‘shouting and laughter’ (41). [Commentary continues below.]

Scan, text and formatting by Simon Cooke.

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