Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
420. THE FISHERMEN AND THE TUNA FISH
Perry 21 (Chambry
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
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.