Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Yum is cross (Dum tales 12)

                               The fish that caused the trouble

Yum and Dong went down to the beach soon after the tide started going out to check the fish trap. There were one or two women waiting to look for fish after Yum and Dong had taken theirs. Already in the pool was a woman looking to for fish and tossing them out on the sand nearby. Yum handed Wah-Wah to Dong strode up to the woman and hit and scratched her face. She told the woman to take the fish she had stolen and go and tell her husband to build his own fish trap as she was not allowed in this one anymore. The other women were scared and started to walk away but Yum called them back to look for fish for their families with Dong and herself.


  1. Women have a way of dealing with each other, in this case the offending woman was taught to wait her turn and not be greedy. It wasn't that Yum was unwilling to share, but that someone was taking over her fish trap. I say, good for Yum, stand up for yourself and your family, always!

    As you write these little additions to the story I find myself smiling, Old Egg, it is so easy to visualize these scenes taking place. Great job! :-)

  2. "Thou shalt not steal" far predates Moses...

  3. Uh-oh, I hope they don't run out of fish! : )

  4. Is this what's known as a 'fishy story' ?