Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang was also a prolific author of fiction works; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts. Andrew Lang was great friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard, with whom he wrote The World's Desire (1890). Preferring romance over realism, he admired their works as well as those of Alexandre Dumas Pere, Henry Fielding, William Makepeace Thackeray, fellow Scot Robert Burns and many others.
Once upon a time there was a lame duck fisher. One day he went to a sea and started fishing. He set a net in the water. For the first time there were no fish in a net; for the second time he caught a dead donkey, which drown in a sea; for the third time he caught a lot of rubbish. He thought that there was no hope to catch any fish, but he decided to set a net the last time. When he started to tug the net back, he found the strange jar. What was it? What did it contain? Read the story to know!