Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thummel: The Fisher

A fisher once played by a stream, being sure
That he with his music the fish could thus lure.
But never a fish could the fisher thus get
And so he was forced to rely on his net.
As the net soon was filled he then played again
And the fish in the net leapt up with each strain,
"Ah; now you dance when I play," said the old man.
"Yes," said an old fish, "when we have to, we can."
Do as you please in freedom's short hour,
For you'll do as you're bid when in a man's power.

Source: Thummel: Aesop in Rhyme.

piscator et tibiae

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. The coloring actually makes this image a bit harder to read: stage one of the story is in the background, and stage two of the story is in the foreground - but it is the same fisherman, so the person who colored the image probably should not have made the hats two different colors!

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