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Belinda’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 17 Jun 2007

Location: Boulder, USA

MapA pious man explained to his followers:
"It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net into the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. "Don't be scared," I tell those fishes. "I am saving you from drowning." Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I recieve I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."
Anonymous; taken from the novel "Saving Fish from Drowning" by Amy Tan