My husband was supposed to keep the source of our wealth a secret, but I simply couldn’t be kept in the dark. I had to know where it came from!

He told me that he had caught a golden fish, and, in exchange for his liberty, the fish gave him a fine castle with an endless store of provisions.

It’s all gone now, all because of me—because I couldn’t be kept in the dark. 

My husband has gone back to fishing, and I look after the hut.

Curious Wife of the Fisherman in The Gold-Children, Grimms. Painting by Vincent van Gogh.

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