Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Fish and the People - fable by Hobbes, composed after eating trout

Many years ago, the fish and the people were friends. The fish helped the people when there was a famine and the people helped the fish when the lake dried up. Then one day a famine came that was so bad that one of the fish decided to sacrifice itself so that the people would have something to eat. The people ate the fish and it was delicious. It tasted so wonderful, and the people were so greedy, that from then on there was no more peace. The people were always chasing after the fish and the fish were always fleeing from the people.

The End


  1. He did a great job, thanks for sharing!

  2. That is a wonderful tale. I love how it sounds so much like a Chinese fable. I will think of it next time my Grandfather catches and cooks us a trout and tell it to him.