The Hunter and the Fisherman


A hunter was returning from the mountains loaded with game and a fisherman was at the same time coming home with his creel full of fish, when they chanced to meet by the way. The hunter took a fancy to a dish of fish. The fisher favored a supper of game. So, each gave to the other the contents of his own basket. And thus they continued daily to exchange provisions until one who had noticed them said, "Now by this invariable the zest of their meal end, each will soon wish to return to his own store again."