The Fisherman And His Wife Short Story

Short Story on Adventure Trip
Short Story on Adventure Trip

In this article, you will read about an interesting story The Fisherman and his Wife short story with a moral lesson. As long as it’s interesting. In this story, the fisherman’s wife takes a lot of wishes from the magical fish. what happens next with the fisherman’s wife. So read the full story to know.

The Fisherman And His Wife

The fisherman and his wife lived on a cliff near the great sea. Every day the fisherman used to go to the cliff and hook fish for a living. He was happy with his humble life. But he knew well that the wife was not.

She was always angry. Look at this filthy hut! The smell makes me sick. I clean it night and day! And It just doesn’t work! The Fisherman loved his wife. But she never stopped complaining. On good days when he caught two fishes, the wife asked for three!

If he got her mangoes, she would ask for peaches! There was nothing he could do to make her happy. Fisherman asked his wife what should I do to make her happy. Get me out of this stinky hut. I don’t want to live in this hut anymore.

One day the fisherman went to catch the fish near the cliff. The water was calm and blue. He sat there with his fishing hook deep into the sea. A few hours passed by and he grew tired.

The fisherman thought that today we will have to survive only by eating fruits. Then suddenly his fishing road begins to shake. The fisherman held tightly upon his fishing rod and began to pull. The fish was so heavy. As the hook came up, he was surprised to see a flounder!

He was a colorful and shiny one! He was a colorful and shiny one! “Hey, Fisherman please don’t kill me,” Fish said to the Fisherman. The fisherman was astonished to hear how a fish could speak. “I am not a normal fish. I am an enchanted Prince. I will not taste good to you anyways.

Please don’t kill me” Fish said to the Fisherman. “Oh! say no more! I will certainly not kill a talking fish! Off you go,” said Fisherman. The fisherman was excited to tell his wife about the flounder. He rushed home and forget that he had no fish to give to his wife today. He told everything to his wife that he had caught an enchanted fish.

“You caught an enchanted fish and let it go just like that! Why would you do that? We are poor and hungry. We live in this stinky hut. You could have asked for a better house at least.” Fisherman’s wife said.

“How can he give me a house? He can’t do that. We must be happy with what we have.” Fisherman said.

“I will be happy if I live in a cottage. Didn’t you say he was an enchanted prince? You spared his life. He can do this much for you. Go back and ask for a cottage.” Fisherman’s wife said.

The husband was hesitant but he went back to the sea. To his surprise, the water had turned a little green and yellow. “Magic fish. Can you hear me?” The Fisherman shouts out loud. As if it was waiting for the Fisherman to come back.

“My wife is not happy,” Fisherman said.

“What does she want?” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“She wants a cottage!” The fisherman said to the fish.

“Go back. She already has it.” Fish said to the Fisherman.

The fisherman went back and saw that his wife was standing out the wooden door of a beautiful cottage. The cottage was well kept and clean. It had furniture and a fireplace as well! she was very happy to have the cottage. But one night the wife didn’t sleep well. She kept thinking about what could make her happy.

In the morning she was already waiting for her husband at the dining table. “Good morning, husband! Listen. This house is small for us. I want a palace! And I want to be a Queen! Go to the flounder and ask him to give us A Palace.” The Fisherman wife said to her husband.

“Why do you want to become a Queen? This is enough for us.” Husband said.

“Go to the flounder and make me a Queen!” The wife shouted.

The husband hesitantly walked towards the sea. The water was purple today and the winds were gushing. “Magic fish. Can you hear me?” The Fisherman shouts out loud.

“My wife is not happy,” Fisherman said to Fish.

“What does she want?” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“She wants a Palace and she wants to become a Queen!” Fisherman said.

“Go back. She already has it.” Fish said to the Fisherman.

When the husband went back. The cottage was gone. Instead there stood a tall palace with big brass doors! There were many servants rushing everywhere. He saw his wife sitting on a throne. She had a crown on her head.

“You are a Queen now! Are you happy now?” Fisherman said.

“No! Being the Queen is not enough! I want to become the emperor!” Fisherman’s wife said.

“what! I know what you are thinking. The flounder cannot make you the emperor!” Fisherman said.

“You don’t know that! Go to that fish and make me the Emperor!” Fisherman’s wife said.

The Fisherman hesitantly walked towards the sea. He looked at the brown water and wondered what could have caused it.

“Magic fish. Can you hear me?” The Fisherman shouts out loud.

“My wife is not happy,” Fisherman said to Fish.

“What does she want?” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“She wants to become the Emperor!” Fisherman said.

“Go back. She already has it.” Fish said to the Fisherman.

The fisherman walked back home thinking to himself. If his wife would now be happy. As he reached the palace, there were now golden doors in place of the big brass ones. The house had grown even bigger. Inside his wife sat on a golden throne.

All the ministers and kings stood below her throne. She had a golden orb in one hand and a scepter in another. The fisherman was scared that the wife would make another demand. But he was tired from running the entire day.

He fell into a deep sleep the moment he lied down. But the wife couldn’t sleep. She sat up thinking what could make her happy. A week passed. Every night the fisherman prayed to make his wife happy. But every night the wife sat on the bed looking at the moon and the stars.

Finally, one night, she grew tired of thinking and wanted to rest. But…

 “what it is morning already! How dare the sun rose now? Doesn’t it know that I haven’t slept in a week!” Fisherman’s wife said.

“What happened?” Fisherman said.

“I want to control the sun and the moon! I don’t want them to move without my permission! I want to become the almighty! The Unknown!” Fisherman’s wife said to her husband.

“Please stop this. I can’t go back and a risk our loves!” Fisherman said.

“You won’t risk our lives! Go to the fish and make me the Almighty!” Fisherman’s wife said.

The Fisherman hesitantly walked towards the sea. He knew this was wrong. Outside the cloud circled at the sea and the wind roared! This scene was so awful. The fisherman was really scared.

 “Magic fish. Can you hear me?” The Fisherman shouts out loud.

“My wife is not happy,” Fisherman said to Fish.

“What does she want?” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“She wants to become the Almighty! The unknown” Fisherman said.

“Go back. She already has it.” Fish said to the Fisherman.

The fisherman ran towards the palace with full speed. His wife was nowhere to be found in the entire palace. The fisherman realized that his wife was gone! He searched and searched. He ran back towards the sea. The water was now calm and clear. The clouds had cleared and the sun was shining.

“Magic fish. Oh, Magic fish! Can you hear me?” The Fisherman shouts out loud.

“What did you do to my wife?” The fisherman said to Fish.

“I granted her wish. She wanted to be the Almighty! The Unknown. That’s was she is Nobody has seen the Almighty! She is now unknown. To everyone!” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“No, please! Give her back to me.” The fisherman said to Fish.

“I cannot undo a wish, Fisherman!” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“Wait! I know. Up till now I only asked for my wife! You granted all her wishes! But I am the one who saved your life! Grant me my wish. “Fisherman said to Fish.

“Yes, you are right. What do you want?” Fish said to the Fisherman.

“I want my wife to be happy.” Fisherman said.

“Go back, friend. She already has everything she needs to be happy.” Fish said to the Fisherman.

The fisherman hurried back home. He was surprised! He saw his wife standing at the door of his small hut. But it wasn’t stinky anymore. He ran towards his wife.

“Oh! You are back.” The fisherman said to his wife.

“Yes, dear. I realized that Palaces and Thrones cannot buy happiness.” Fisherman’s wife said to her husband.

From that day on the fisherman and his wife never went hungry for a single day. The wife realized that happiness lies in the simplest of things. And they lived happily ever after.

Moral of the story: Too much greed is a bad thing. A person does not understand the difference between good and bad in greed.

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