If you don't want to pay the Pied Piper. Just give him your kid. I promise you it'll be much better for them. Heck if you make it apparent that you don't want them he'll keep 'em (Like Ray) and it'll save you a lot of trouble. And if your kid is unlucky enough to be 18+ a lot of emotional, mental, physical break downs. 030 Will I ever reveal the reason WHY Kris' parents never paid "The Piper" probably not. Because in a way there is no way to ever make it understandable even if it was uber expensive people would willingly give up their house, everything for their kids. And then there's the big horror of thinking that Kris' parents pretty much had a price for Kris' life. And in a sense you don't know if you can sympathize with her parents or Bertholomew. But that's how it is when it deals with the Pied Piper you never feel sorry for the Piper who was mocked and used, or the towns people who ended up loosing all their children. Not really it's the Kids that you feel sorry for since their parents failing to keep their word put their children as payment. So yeah....enough of my blabbing (I need to work on more pages)! I lament too much on The Pied Piper.