Oh, she did look so funny, hugging the big, slippery fish
, and hoping Mr.
Well, I've never seen such a fish
, I'm sure, but the natives tell about it.
The salt lake gave us its fish
, the wood its deer, and the air its birds.
The vapor of the broiled fish
arose like incense from the shrine of a barbarian idol, while the fragrance of the Mocha might have gratified the nostrils of a tutelary Lar, or whatever power has scope over a modern breakfast-table.
These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish
at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish
made off with them, it (the fish
) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish
had a right to them.
However, since he seems a friend of yours, here goes--" And with the gladdest, most grateful sound in the world, the happy smack of a fish
back home again in the water, after an appalling three minutes spent on land, that prophetic trout was once more an active unit in God's populous universe.
In drawing them in he again felt a great weight, so that he thought they were full of fish
He could not offer them fish
, but he had something else in his larder.
Rare birds, retaining their most brilliant plumage, enormous fish
, spread upon massive silver dishes, together with every wine produced in the Archipelago, Asia Minor, or the Cape, sparkling in bottles, whose grotesque shape seemed to give an additional flavor to the draught, -- all these, like one of the displays with which Apicius of old gratified his guests, passed in review before the eyes of the astonished Parisians, who understood that it was possible to expend a thousand louis upon a dinner for ten persons, but only on the condition of eating pearls, like Cleopatra, or drinking refined gold, like Lorenzo de' Medici.
As soon as the approach of the party was announced, there was a general rush of the men towards the beach; some of them remaining, however, about the Ti in order to get matters in readiness for the reception of the fish
, which were brought to the Taboo Groves in immense packages of leaves, each one of them being suspended from a pole carried on the shoulders of two men.
Help, masters, help; here’s a fish
hangs in the net, like a poor Man’s right in the law.
No, but we have just captured a fishing-boat conveying fish