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Hamelin is a beautiful town on the bank of the river Weser in Germany. About six hundred years ago the people ago in this town lived in constant fear. They were afraid of rats. There were hundred and hundreds of rats in every house. Any grain the people kept in the store was eaten up. Every morning they found their flour , bread and cheese eaten up. Any place appeared to be good enough for the rats to live in comfort ; the people found rats even in their shoes and hats and pockets . When it was time for the children to be put to bed , mothers found rats lying in comfort in beds and cradles. The rats weren't afraid of cats and dogs. In fact, these animals lived in fear of rats and whenever they saw the rats they turned tail. Poor little kittens and puppies were constantly attacked and killed. People tried to catch the rats in traps. But the rats were too clever to be caught in traps. even if one was caught other rats came to it, helped and set in free.
i. Rats went into the granary and ate up grains.
ii. They lived in comfort.
iii. They killed young dogs and young cats also.
iv. they helped any rats caught in trap make free.
i. Cats and Dogs would turn up their tail when they saw rats.
ii . Mother saw rats lying in comfort in beds.
iii. Rats live in comfort in beds and cradles.