once upon a time there was a bear. it lived in a cave in the forest. in front of its cave flowed a sparkling stream full of delicious fish. one day the bear caught a fish that spoke. the fish said, "dear bear, please wait! don't eat me! i am a magic fish!" "magic?" asked the bear. "yes. i was a powerful alchemist but now i am under a spell. and if you spare my life, i can grant you three wishes." "wishes?" asked the bear. "yes!" said the fish, gasping a bit and getting very impatient, "three wishes! just be careful, you know, about what you wish for." "sounds dangerous" said the bear, and ate the fish.