Oh, I just love fish so much that it is the only thing I eat.
I'm not going out to catch fish! It's so dangerous out there!
The king says that if you catch him a fish, then you can get whatever you name from him.
Once upon a time, there was a king that loved fish so much that he would only eat fried fish.
Yes, but you must give me half of your reward.
I have a some fish for the king. May I go in?
King, here is the fish that you asked for.
The fishermen could not catch a single fish due to the terrible storms, and were scared of drowning if they went out to catch fish.
As for my reward, I would like 20 hard lashes please.
Thank you so much! So what do you want for your reward?
Because the fisherman and chamberlain are in a partnership, so the chamberlain has to take 10 hard lashes from the cane as well.
Because the fishermen couldn't catch any fish, and the king would only eat fish, the king declared that the fisherman that brings any fish to him gets any reward he names.
I'm confused. So the chamberlain asked for half of the reward, but is this a reward or punishment?
Ah, I see. Chamberlain, you are fired, and fisherman, you are now my new chamberlain.
A fisherman caught a fish on the seashore by just casting down a line into the sea, so he brought it to the palace, where he was stopped by the chamberlain and told to give the chamberlain half of the reward.
The fisherman handed the king the fish, and asked for 20 hard lashes for his reward.
Because of the partnership, the chamberlain had to take 10 lashes as well, and the king saw the greediness of the chamberlain and the intelligence of the fisherman, so he fired the chamberlain and set the fisherman as the new chamberlain.