"But what have I done to you?" asked the fisherman.
"I really cannot believe it," said the fisherman. "That vase could not contain one of your feet even, and how could your whole body go in?
The fisherman went, but his heart was very heavy: and when he came to the sea, it looked blue and gloomy, though it was very calm; and he went close to the edge of the waves, and said:
'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.
As I was not armed for fighting," added the fisherman, smiling, "I was forced to submit."
Then, after a few minutes, silence employed in scrutinizing the fisherman, -- "You come from Ostend, did you not say?" asked the general.
As soon as the Fisherman pulled him out, his green eyes opened wide with surprise, and he cried out in fear:
"A Marionette?" asked the Fisherman. "I must admit that a Marionette fish is, for me, an entirely new kind of fish.
When he had brought the precious robes, the Crab put on the golden garment and then crept upon the golden cushion, and in this way the fisherman
carried him to the castle, where the Crab presented the other garment to his bride.
For it was common knowledge that Big Alec was as willing to bribe as to fight, and that of late years more than one patrolman had handled the fisherman's money.
And what made it particularly exasperating was the fact that every fisherman, from Benicia to Vallejo knew that he was successfully defying us.
What the Sand gets, the Sand keeps for ever." Having said that, the fisherman
came a step nearer, and addressed himself to me.