/?iN4 paa6 laai2/ "Rolling the Spotty Fish Over" *
 

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* This illustrated story is about a young boy who goes fishing with an elder from his village.  The young boy hooks a shoe instead of a fish in the water, causing him and the elder man to wonder whose shoe it is.  In pursuit of their quest, they come across a stranger carrying a basket of melons.  They subsequently run into a group of drunken army soldiers who come into a village to pillage. Three of them are found shot at the river's edge and left there for dead.  Eventually, the young boy again crosses the path of the melon peddler, who, in flight, gets a foot caught in an animal trap.  A fight ensues and the peddler pulls out a pistol and shoots but misses hitting the boy.  He and the elder man subdue the peddler and are welcomed back home by the local militia and other villagers.  The title of the story refers to the fact that the young boy used his fishing apparatus to catch the "spotty fish," i.e. the "slippery criminal" with his hook and then to "roll him over" or subdue him by jabbing him with the end of the pole.  The local militia are portrayed as young, handsome "good guys," and the army soldiers and melon peddler as "bad guys."