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Oh, do not give me credit for this, madame; it was done by the Romans, who much esteemed them, and Pliny relates that they sent slaves from Ostia to Rome, who carried on their heads fish which he calls the mulus, and which, from the description, must probably be the goldfish.
Hundreds of white sides were glancing up to the surface of the water, and glistening in the fire light, when, frightened at the uproar and the change, the fish would again dart to the bottom, in fruitless efforts for freedom.
How much do you ask for your fish in the first place?
The climate was salubrious, the soil fertile, the rivers well stocked with fish, the natives peaceable and friendly.
Salters, you pitch your fish in naow at once," he said in the tone of authority.
But the early man catches the fish," replied the old man, gruffly.
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.
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.
The fish did not give up, but held the raft bravely on its course, till at last the water in the river shifted again and floated them the way they wanted to go.
And we that lived were very sorry that in our pride we tried to take the schooner with the three masts that came to fish for beche-de-mer.
When I was a youngster of sixteen, a good sloop-sailor and all- round bay-waterman, my sloop, the Reindeer, was chartered by the Fish Commission, and I became for the time being a deputy patrolman.
Before, when a man went after fish, or clams, or gull- eggs, he carried his weapons with him, and half the time he was getting food and half the time watching for fear some other man would get him.
Let me confess, then, that I assumed the character of a fastidious angler, and managed to be a week in discovering the right place to fish in--always, it is unnecessary to say, under Alicia's guidance.
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.
But on the same continent the species often range widely and almost capriciously; for two river-systems will have some fish in common and some different.