Let no one imagine, however, that the lovely Fayaway was in the habit of swallowing great vulgar-looking fishes: oh, no; with her beautiful small hand she would clasp a delicate, little, golden-hued love of a fish and eat it as elegantly and as innocently as though it were a Naples biscuit.
Thus I ate poee-poee as they did; I walked about in a garb striking for its simplicity; and I reposed on a community of couches; besides doing many other things in conformity with their peculiar habits; but the farthest I ever went in the way of conformity, was on several occasions to regale myself with raw fish.
But, wife,' said the fisherman, 'how can you be king--the fish cannot make you a king?
This will come to no good, it is too much to ask; the fish will be tired at last, and then we shall be sorry for what we have done.
The greatest number of fish he ever caught in one day was three, and you can't add twenty-five per cent.
When he had really caught three small fish, and said he had caught six, it used to make him quite jealous to hear a man, whom he knew for a fact had only caught one, going about telling people he had landed two dozen.
As he pulled each fish
out of the net, his mouth watered with the thought of the good dinner coming, and he said:
In return, Pig-Jaw gave them goat-meat to eat and goat-skins to wear, and sometimes they traded the goat-meat for fish
and corn and fat roots.
These hoods are only a few inches apart, and when several thousand of them are suspended just above the bottom, like a fringe, for a couple of hundred fathoms, they present a formidable obstacle to the fish
that travel along the bottom.
Whack came another dory alongside, and more fish
shot into the pen.
Unfortunately," said Harker, "it is the early fish
that catches the worm.
But I don't think that fish
had any bones, because I didn't feel them scratch my throat.
There he will sit for hours, in a broiling sun or, perhaps, over a hole in the lee, in the coldest days in winter, under the lee of a few bushes, and not a fish
will he catch, after all this mortification of the flesh.
first: the uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish
He went every day to fish
very early, and each day he made a rule not to throw his nets more than four times.