I grieve to state so distressing a fact, but the inhabitants of Typee were in the habit of devouring fish
much in the same way that a civilized being would eat a radish, and without any more previous preparation.
'Well, what does she want now?' said the fish
. 'Ah!' said the man, dolefully, 'my wife wants to live in a stone castle.' 'Go home, then,' said the fish
; 'she is standing at the gate of it already.' So away went the fisherman, and found his wife standing before the gate of a great castle.
The greatest number of fish
he ever caught in one day was three, and you can't add twenty-five per cent.
"Now, let's see what kind of fish
we have caught today," said the Green Fisherman.
--A sea full of many-hued fishes
and crabs, for which even the Gods might long, and might be tempted to become fishers in it, and casters of nets,-- so rich is the world in wonderful things, great and small!
One basket out of every three of corn was theirs, one fish
out of every three, one goat out of every three.
Such a fish
is the sturgeon, which goes rooting along like a pig, and indeed is often called "pig-fish." Pricked by the first hook it touches, the sturgeon gives a startled leap and comes into contact with half a dozen more hooks.
Whack came another dory alongside, and more fish
shot into the pen.
"But the early man catches the fish
," replied the old man, gruffly.
are not animals, and they are as cold and moist as the vegetables themselves.
AND a shoal of other little fishes
put their heads out, and laughed at Mr.
Now, any one of the fish
that I have named is fit to set before a king.”