The lonely fish

 
Contributed by : Yesha Desai   
The lonely fish

This is a doctor, fish ans sea.

Moral(s) of the story: love and selfishness

There was a little boy named Jerry regularly went to the beach with his family. He loved the sea and would often spend hours swimming and diving with his father.

One time Jerry saw a small yellow fish in one of the shallow lagoons. It was almost washed up to the edge and had other fish attacking it.

Jerry decided that he wanted to rescue the fish.

He quickly rushed off to get a container and filled it with water before slowly picking up the fish and rescuing it. He brought the fish home where it was safe.

He was very proud of him and the fish was grateful for his help as the boy nursed it to health. He loved his fish very much and always wanted to protect it.

However, as much as the fish loved Jerry back, it wanted to go back home — to its own friends and family.

Maybe it was in Jerry’s desire to always keep his fish around him that he ignored the way his fish became sadder day by day.

One day when Jerry came back from school, the fish was not moving at all and dread filled his heart. He immediately rushed to get medical help.

To his relief, his fish was just fine but the doctor said, “ It is lonely and that’s why it was sad.”

Jerry frowned, “Lonely? How? I always spend time with it.”

The doctor smiled, “Yes, you do and it is amazing how much can you take care of it but your fish misses its home.”

The boy had tears in his eyes but he understood. That night he whispered an apology to his fish and decided to set it free the next day. The next morning he set the fish free and cried thinking he would never see it again.

The fish was very happy to be home and the fish’s family was relieved to have it back home too.

But unlike what Jerry had expected, the fish remembered him and waited for him to come swim in the sea everyday.

There they would play together and both of them were happy.


Moral:

We need to set free what we love even if we do not want to.




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