The Pike Who Was Biggest of All

There was a freshwater pike who was bigger than all the other fish in the stream, but he dreamed of more. "I will be the greatest fish in the sea too!" he boasted, and then he followed the stream to the sea.
The pike was feeling big and proud, splashing around and making fun of all the little fish. But then a dolphin started swimming his way, and the pike was terrified. He had never seen such a big creature before!
Fearing for his life, the pike raced back home, and never left the safety of his freshwater stream again.

Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 334.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition; find out more here.


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