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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

420. THE FISHERMEN AND THE TUNA FISH
Perry 21 (Chambry 22 *)

Some fishermen had gone out fishing, and when they had struggled for a long time but had not managed to catch anything, they became very downcast and prepared to turn back. All of a sudden a tuna fish who was being chased by some bigger fish leaped into their boat. The men seized the tuna fish and went home rejoicing.
The story shows that Luck often bestows the things that skill cannot obtain.


Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.