"The Fisherman and His Wife" by Lucy Crane

Author: Diana Leddy

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Six-day series of sample lessons includes: 

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A poor fisherman lives with his wife in a hovel by the sea. One day the fisherman catches a golden flounder who claims to be an enchanted prince. The fisherman kindly releases it His wife sends him back repeatedly to ask to fish to grant increasingly outrageous wishes. The fisherman knows this is wrong but there is no reasoning with his wife. Eventually the wife goes too far when she wishes to become equal to God. The flounder revokes everything it has granted, and the fisherman and his wife are back in their hovel.

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