I have the complete set of the Grimm Fairy-Tales, and there are so many that I haven’t read! They are very short, as one would know, so I have decided to read each one and give them a review. Some are very vulgar, some are very cute and some don’t even make sense. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. Some are fairy-tales we know but are not the same because they have been downplayed for the children.
This is a story that has a moral to it for children to read.
This man (fisherman) catches a big flounder that claims he is actually a prince. He lets him go (because the fish talked) and went home to his wife in their own torn down house to tell her about his day.
She proceeds to tell him that he should have taken advantage of the Flounder Prince and wished something from him. A nicer house, maybe. So the husband goes back and wishes and it is done.
The wishing gets out of hand.
Does the wife get everything she ever wanted or does it get taken away because she is just too greedy? You should read it. It was a good short fairy-tale story.