The Question and Answer section for Robert Browning: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When the Mayor pays Piper, it is much less than previously agreed upon. In response, the Piper spirits away the town's children.
The Pied Piper only asks for one thousand gilders to rid the town of rats. In response, the Corporation offers him 50,000 if he can accomplish the feat.
The man is visiting the woman he loves.