Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 42. The Fisher (Perry 11)
A Fisher once took his bagpipes to the bank of a river, and played upon
them with the hope of making the fish rise; but never a one put his nose
out of the water. So he cast his net into the river and soon drew it forth
filled with fish. Then he took his bagpipes again, and, as he played,
the fish leapt up in the net. "Ah, you dance now when I play,"
"Yes," said an old Fish:
"When you are in a man's power you must do as he bids you."
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
Richard Heighway (1894). The page images come from Google
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