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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 092)

Based on Ἁλιεὺς καὶ ἰχθύες

Country of origin: Greece

Story type: The Fish in the Net (ATU 253)


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The Fisherman and His Nets

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

A FISHERMAN, engaged in his calling, made a very successful cast and captured a great haul of fish. He managed by a skillful handling of his net to retain all the large fish and to draw them to the shore; but he could not prevent the smaller fish from falling back through the meshes of the net into the sea.