Parks Board warden finds an Indian man at the Blue Lagoon with ten
shad in a bucket. “That’s way over the limit,” he says. “You’re under
“But lahnee, please,” the man says, “these are my pet fish from home.
I just bring them down here to let them swim free once a week. When I
whistle, they all come back and get into the bucket to go home.”
“I don’t believe it,” says the warden. “Show me.”
The man promptly dumps the shad into the sea and gazes after them as
they swim away.
After a minute, the warden says, “OK, how long?”
“How long what?” says the man.
“How long till you call the fish back?”