Sam the Shad
by Carl Reader
When his son is caught in the Delaware River, Sam, a shad, deals with Al, a human, to allow himself to be caught every year for the town's annual prize for the biggest fish. In other tales, Sam recounts his adventures in the seven seas - Al learns of Sam's love affairs and his fight with a great white shark. Fish and man go drinking, fight evil and learn the lessons of a lifelong friendship.