20 Kids’ Books You Didn’t Realize Were Messed Up Until Later

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Another creepy story popularized by the Grimm Brothers, the Pied Piper of Hamelin tells the story of a piper who is promised an amount of money by the leaders of a town once he rids them of their rat problem. He fulfils his end of the deal, but the town leaders refuse to pay him, so he solves the problem by kidnapping all of the town’s children, and leading them away, never to be seen again.

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