The Fisher and Her Husband
Adapted from http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-10.html
There was once a fisher who lived with her husband in a pigsty, close by the seaside. The fisher used to go out all day long a-fishing; and one day, as she sat on the shore with her rod, looking at the sparkling wave and watching her line, all on a sudden her float was dragged away deep into the water and in drawing it up she pulled out a great fish. But the fish said, “Pray let me live! I am not a real fish; I am an enchanted princess: put me in the water again and let me go.” “Oh, ho”, said the woman, “you need not make so many words about the matter; I will have nothing to do with a fish that can talk: so swim away ma’am as soon as you please!” Then she put her back into the water and the fish darted straight down to the bottom and left a long streak of blood behind her on the wave.