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THE FISHERMAN PIPING. Aesop

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Aesop's Fable "THE FISHERMAN PIPING". Illustration by Arthur Rackham


A Fisherman who could play the flute went down one day to the sea-shore with his nets and his flute; and, taking his stand on a projecting rock, began to play a tune, thinking that the music would bring the fish jumping out of the sea. He went on playing for some time, but not a fish appeared: so at last he threw down his flute and cast his net into the sea, and made a great haul of fish. When they were landed and he saw them leaping about on the shore, he cried, "You rascals! you wouldn′t dance when I piped: but now I′ve stopped, you can do nothing else!"

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