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April 22, 2014

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All they needed was "Smallr" -- or maybe "Smallify."

@CGHill: Or "Smal.ly"!

Re original Pied Piper: The way I remember it, he lured out all the rats, and when the townspeople wouldn't pay him as agreed, he piped away all their children, who followed him into a door in a mountainside and were never seen again. Moral of the story, I assume, is "Pay the piper!"

Jan: It's tempting to connect "He who pays the piper calls the tune" to the Pied Piper story, but in fact the saying appears to have an independent origin: http://www.deproverbio.com/display.php?a=4&f=DPjournal&r=DP,5,2,99/MIEDER/PIPER.htm

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