The Sad Tale of Too Many Fish Tails

by Captain Bill

The Sad Tale of Too Many Fish Tails

Bernardino, one of my best fishing guides, lives under a simple thatch roof with a dirt floor in a jungle village a couple of hours upstream from Iquitos. He told me this sad story.

His wife left him, because of too many fish. She was tired of eating fish three meals a day every day. He tried to reason with her. “Poor people catch fish and eat them.”

She told him, “Not this many fish. Some poor people eat chicken once in a while.”

Bernardino replied, “But they have to raise the chickens. Fishing is what I do!”

Then she left him.

Of course I only have Bernie’s side of the tale. I can tell you this for sure though. He is a real good fishing guide.

The Sad Tale of Too Many Fish Tails

Bill Grimes, Dawn on the Amazon

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