Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
110. A FISHERMAN'S GOOD LUCK (Perry
A Fisherman had been a long while at work without catching any thing,
and so in great Trouble and Despair, he resolv'd to take up his Tackle
and be gone: But in that very instant a great Fish leapt into the Boat,
and by Providence made a tolerable Day on't.
THE MORAL. Patience, Constancy, and Perseverance, is an honest Cause,
and Duty can never fail of a happy End, one way or other.
L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a
very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir
Roger L'Estrange. Aesop
- Fables which is available at amazon.com.