A daily short story that will encourage, enlighten and inspire the reader. The story is condensed to make it a quick easy read. Thus the title "A Story In A Nutshell".
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Fisherman and the Crane
A fisherman befriends a wounded crane and nurses it back to health. After becoming sick, the fisherman meets a mysterious thin pale woman who nurses him back to health. She makes him a special magical net. It was obvious that making the net took a lot out of the delicate woman. The net is very strong and seems to attract fish to it. The new net brings the fisherman huge success. But the man becomes greedy and asks for a second net even though it made the woman so weak to knit it. The fishman hires men to fish a second boat, but his greed made him desire a third boat. A third boat meant a third net. The woman agreed to make each net as long as he promised to never enter the room as she worked. But this time he becomes impatient and enters the sewing room and sees a crane weaving a net with her own breast feathers. The Crane turns towards the fisherman and flys out the open window. The fisherman never saw the crane or the woman ever again. Moral: Greedy choked the puppy.