The fisherman had had a long day and in all that time, all that he had caught was one small, red salmon. He was about to kill it when the salmon shouted out, “Wait, I’m much too small to keep!”
“Wow, a talking salmon,” the fisherman exclaimed.
He was completely taken by surprise to find a fish talking to him, but after a few minutes he decided to find out more about this amazing creature.
“What’s your name?”, he asked the salmon.
“Rusty,” replied the salmon. “Please throw me back into the sea!”
The fisherman did so.
About a year later, the man was fishing in the same spot when he again caught Rusty!
“Amazing,” exclaimed the fisherman, “What have you been doing since I last caught you?”
“I’ve been sitting on the wreck of the good ship Titanic writing poetry, it’s very inspirational there.”
Again the fisherman was stunned to hear this, but the salmon showed the fisherman a book that he had under his fin.
The fisherman read some of the poems and was quite impressed. “These should be published,” he said. “Have you thought of a title for them?”
After some thought the fish said, “I know exactly what to call them. I’ll call them ‘Salmon Rusty’s Titanic Verses’!”.
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