Robert Browning: Poems

Pied Piper of Hamelin

What sounds did the people hear before the rats appeared?

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19 With shrieking and squeaking
20 In fifty different sharps and flats.

107 You heard as if an army muttered;
108 And the muttering grew to a grumbling;
109 And the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling;
110 And out of the houses the rats came tumbling.


Pied Piper of Hamelin