a young man listlcsslv watebing orne ingiera on h bridge. Hewtn poorand lelected. At last Bpproacblng a basket llled witli lookiug fish, lie aid: "If now I lmii thoe I woald lie bftppy; i 'ii Id s- tiiMin ut :i fair price, and huy me food and lodyings. " "1 wiil iriye ynii jag &¦ m-mv. and Jart ti (food ü-ii," niel the owner, wlio Imd a chance lo overhear hls words, "f you will do uie a trifling favor." "And whul U tUat ? '' aaked tiie other. "Oniv to tend to chía line anti I I come back; I wlsta lo go on a short en.iinl." The propos.il mu glaálj coepted. The ild man was gema s laag tl :il the foong ñau began td be Impatieut. Uuatiwbile he bungry lisii suapped greedüy ut the taited hnok and llie young man lo.-t all hls depreuloii in the exottement "t mlllug thcín n ; and when the owner of ne Use appeared, he Imd caught a Isrgp lamber. Counting from theui as man; s were in the basket and presenting hem lo the young man tbc old fUberman atJ "I fulfill my promise from the fish you lave caugtt lo tencli you wlienever you cc1 nthers ciiniing what you need to waste no time in fiuitless wislllng, bilt ast a line for yoursell."