And then I heard the skirl o' the pipes, and into the car the pipers who travelled wi' me came marching.
Mr. Piper was Instructor in English at the University of Nebraska from 1899 to 1903, when he went to Harvard, and returned to the University in the same capacity for the two years following, when he entered upon the same position at the University of Iowa, where he still remains.
PIPER to himself --'T is but a voice.
PIPER mysteriously 'T is a love philter.
PIPER Is he a comely man?
Have I, then, been mistaken all these years in supposing the piper to be my father?"
And the piper, in turn, is the classic Hermes or Orpheus, the counterpart of the Finnish Wainamoinen and the Sanskrit Gunadhya.