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Fishermans Luck - Henry van Dyke

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[Note: The printing of this book separated contractions such as
"wouldn't" into two parts, "would" and "n't", in dialogue and 
quotations.  This convention has been preserved.  Accent marks in 
French and other foreign words have been dropped.]


FISHERMAN'S LUCK AND SOME OTHER UNCERTAIN THINGS

by Henry van Dyke



"Now I conclude that not only in Physicke, but likewise in sundry 
more certaine arts, fortune hath great share in them."
M. DE MONTAIGNE: Divers Events.

DEDICATION TO MY LADY GRAYGOWN


Here is the basket; I bring it home to you.  There are no great fish 
in it.  But perhaps there may be one or two little ones which will 
be to your taste.  And there are a few shining pebbles from the bed 
of the brook, and ferns from the cool, green woods, and wild flowers 
from the places that you remember.  I would fain console you, if I 
could, for the hardship of having married an angler: a man who 
relapses into his mania with the return of every spring, and never 
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