Friday, August 26, 2005

Big Fish

I just finished a book where a 9 yr old girl devoted tremendous energy into catching "old mother," a giant pike that was said to live in the river that ran through her French village. If you caught old mother, you were entitled to make a wish.

This fisherman earned $2,000 for his giant catfish pulled from the Mekong River in Thailand. This is an enormous amount of money in rural Thailand. Big fish - big wish.

1 comment:

cali said...

The book I referenced is "Five Quaters of the Orange" by Joanne Harris.