were three fish ... (1) in a pound. One evening, some fishermen ... (2)
by the pond and saw the fish. `This pond is fullof fish`, they ...(3)
each other excitedly. `We have never ... (4) herebevore. We must come
back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!` So saying,
the fishermen left.
When the eldest of the thereefish ... (5) this, he was troubled. He
called the other fish together and said, `Did you hear what the
fishermen said? We must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will
return tomorrow and kill us all!` The second of the three fish ... (6)
`You are right`, he said. `Wemust leave the pond. `But the youngest fish
... (7) `You are worrying without reason`, he said. `Wehave lived in
this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever ... (8) here. Why
should these men return? i am notgoing anywhere - my luck will keep me
The eldest of the fish left the pond that very evening with his entire
family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance
earlynext morning and left the pond at once with allh his family. The
third fish ... (9) to leave even then. The fishermen arrived and caught
allthe fish left in the pond. The third fish`s luck did not help him- he
too was caught and killed.
The fish who saw trouble ahead and acted bevore it arrived as well as
the fish who acted as soon as it came both survived. But the fish who... (10) only on luck and did nothing at all died. So also in live.