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The fisherman and his wife

Once upon a time, a poor fisherman lived in a hut with his wife. Every day he went to the sea. One day, he caught a strange and beautiful fish in a nice blue sea.
The fish said :
-  Oh fisherman put me back in the sea, I’m not a fish, I’m a magic prince !
The fisherman said :
-  Oh ....A magic prince ! We can’t eat you. I will put you back in the sea.
Then the fisherman came back home without any fish.
The wife said :
-  What ? No fish ! Are there no fish in the sea ?
The fisherman answered :
-  There’s a magic fish but we can’t eat it.
The wife said :
-  What ? You are a silly man ! A magic fish can help us. I want a nice little cottage. Go and ask the fish !
The fisherman came back to the sea. The water was green.
He shouted :
-  Oh magic fish in the sea ! Please come up and speak to me
The fish said :
-  What do you want ?
The fisherman answered :
-  My wife wants a cottage.
The fish said :
-  Go home, she has it.
The fisherman came back home.
The wife said :
-  Look at this cottage !
The fisherman answered :
-  We can be happy now.

A week later the fisherman’s wife said :
- I want a nice big castle.
The fisherman answered :
-  No, wife, please !
The wife said :
-  Yes, we do, go and ask the fish !
The fisherman came back to the sea. The water was grey.
He shouted :
-  Oh magic fish in the sea ! Please come up and speak to me
The fish said :
-  What do you want ?
The fisherman answered :
-  My wife wants a castle.
The fish said :
-  Go home, she has it.
The fisherman came back home.
The wife said :
-  Look at this castle !
The fisherman answered :
-  We can be happy now.

A week later the fisherman’s wife said :
- I want a palace and to be Queen.
The fisherman answered :
-  No, wife, please !
The wife said :
-  Yes, we do, go and ask the fish !
The fisherman came back to the sea. The water was brown.
He shouted :
-  Oh magic fish in the sea ! Please come up and speak to me
The fish said :
-  What do you want ?
The fisherman answered :
My wife wants to be Queen and she wants a palace.
The fish said :
-  Go home, she has it.
The fisherman came back home.
The wife said :
-  Look at this palace ! I’m the Queen.
The fisherman answered :
-  We can be happy now.

A week later the fisherman’s wife said :
- I know what I want. I want... the world.
The fisherman answered :
-  No, wife, please !
The wife said :
-  Yes, we do, go and ask the fish !
The fisherman came back to the sea. The water was black.
He shouted :
-  Oh magic fish in the sea ! Please come up and speak to me
The fish said :
-  What do you want ?
The fisherman answered :
My wife wants the world.
The fish said :
-  Go home and don’t come back !
The fisherman came back home.
The wife said :
-  Look at this hut ! It isn’t very nice but it’s our home.
The fisherman answered :
-  Yes. Can we be happy now ?
The wife said :
-  Yes. I think we can.

Adapted by Julie Cornec , Kristell Colas et Ségolène Ordonneau (PE2 2005/2006)

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