Well, I didn’t know I had the power of wishes! I was just driven by the necessity of finding food, you see, because my grandmother and I had nothing to eat. I spread out my net in the water, and when I went back the next morning, the net was swarming with fish! To cook them I needed fire, and the only way of getting it was to cross to the other side of the wide river and steal it from the people who lived there.
I stood at river bank, trying to think of how I would get across, and the words of a spell came to me…something I’d heard a wizard say, and suddenly, the water was full of whales. They made a bridge for me to cross over. By the time I had reached the other side, it had begun to dawn on me that I had the power of wishes. Well, I had better start using that power in earnest, because the children had caught me and the people were about to throw me into the pot!