We have a golden crab. We feed him, and he fills our plate with gold. He fulfills all our wishes, and so we will fulfill his.
If he wants me to go to the king and ask for the hand of his daughter in marriage, I’ll do it. I’ll do anything for our beloved crab, for my gratitude knows no bounds!
The Crab Fisherman’s Wife, in The Golden Crab, Yellow Fairy Book. Painting by Peter Ancher.