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Submitted By rz292712
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The Fisherman and His Wife
[calm water, the fisherman arrives]
One morning, as a fisherman was fishing in the sea, he caught a golden flounder. [the fish rises from the calm water] This flounder was actually an enchanted prince, so the fisherman granted his request to be released back into the water. [the water goes away and is replaced by a small house] Upon returning home that evening, the fisherman told his wife about the magic flounder. [enter the wife]

WIFE
You just let him go?
FISHERMAN
Well, yes. I could not kill an enchanted prince.
WIFE
He would have granted any wish you had! Go back and catch him again. This time, when he asks you to release him, ask him to grant you a wish.
FISHERMAN
Alright. What should I ask for?
WIFE
Ask him for a grand house. We have lived in this hovel for too long!

[exit wife and hovel. The water returns, but the waves are turbulent] The fisherman caught the magic flounder yet again.

FISH
I am an enchanted prince. Please release me back into the water.
FISHERMAN
First, you must grant me a wish!
FISH
Sure. What is your request?
FISHERMAN
I would like a bigger house.
FISH
Release me and return home. Your wish has been granted.

[exit the fish and the waves] Upon returning home, the fisherman is greeted with a grand mansion. [the hovel with the first larger overlay]

WIFE
Oh, it’s exactly what I’ve always dreamed of!
FISHERMAN
It is truly grand. Now we can live comfortably instead of in that hovel.
WIFE
But this mansion has come with so much land.
FISHERMAN
Yes, it’s very beautiful.
WIFE
With all this land, you could be a King!
FISHERMAN
Oh, but I don’t want that. I am content as a fisherman.
WIFE
But I could be a queen! Go back and ask the fish to make me a queen!

[exit mansion and wife] The fisherman returned the next day, to see the waves were even worse! [return waves; he…...

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