The characters are too extraordinary to be real.
The passage has the qualities of a legend.
Scottish fishing villages are fictional.
Actual places, practices, and people are described.
The second job of the fishwives was to prepare hundreds of hooks for the next trip.
The wives and daughters of Scottish fishermen had a very important role in the fishing business.
The wives of Scottish fishermen carried their husbands to work and back.
Smoked haddock was a family affair.
Smoke from the pits would guide the fishermen home.
The boats were kept at the docks.
The men faced a long day at sea.
The wives and daughters prepared the haddock the fishermen had caught.
A magic fish tries to find the river where it came from.
A kind fisherman helps a magic fish.
A fisherman learns the value of what he already has.
Three men get wishes.
A Huge Fish
The Three Fishermen
The Man Who Waited So Long
The Magic Fish
To persuade you to go fishing
To give an opinion
To tell a story that has a message
To give you facts about fishing