The Gold Fish And The Fisherman Once upon a time there was an old man named `Ko’. Ko was a fifty-year old fisherman. He liked children very much but unfortunately he and his wife Jean did not have any of their own. Sometimes he felt quite lonely at home. Ko and Jean lived close to the harbour.
One thing that Ko did not like about Jean was her temper. Very often she yelled at him for no reason at all. One morning while Ko was still sleeping Jean yelled at him, “Wake up! Its very late now. You should go fishing. Every day you go fishing and do not become bored.
Why don’t you build a house in the middle of the ocean?” said Jean said with much criticism. Ko did not reply. “Hey! do you hear me?” asked Jean. “Yes dear,” Ko replied. “Then why didn’t you answer me? Some day you’re going to drive me crazy”, said Jean. “I was waiting for you to finish talking.
Don’t be so angry. I’m leaving right now”, said Ko. Ko quickly got dressed and left for the harbour. On his way to the harbour he met his good friend `Sun’. As they were walking down the trail to their fishing boats they started a conversation.
“Hey, today’s weather is very good eh? I bet there will be a lot of fish,” said Sun. “It’s hard to say nowadays. During this season we can’t tell if there will be any fish,” replied Ko. “Yes, I agree. During the last few days it appeared as though the fish were all hiding. You’re lucky that you only have a wife to feed while I have a whole family to take care of.
Sometimes my whole family had to starve if there was no fish.”, said Sun. “Don’t say that. To me I think we’re all the same. As a matter of fact I think you are more fortunate than I.”, said Ko. “Why? ” asked Sun. “At least you have grand children and family members.
In fact you don’t even have to go fishing anymore,” said Ko. “No way! Fishing is my hobby. I’ve been fishing for many years. If I stop fishing suddenly I just don’t feel comfortable,” said Sun. “Isn’t that the truth? Just look at the ocean.
It’s beautiful isn’t it?” said Ko. “It sure is” answered Sun. Ko and Sun had arrived at their boat. They wish each other good luck. Then they got on to there boats. The day passed very quickly and soon it was sunset.
Ko lifted his last net to see if he had caught anymore fish. When he pulled up the net he noticed he had caught a Gold Fish. “This is strange! I didn’t know that there were Gold Fish in the ocean.