Paraphrasing Tool by SEOMagnifier==================================Original Content:What I had seen that night upset me more than I like to dwell upon. Butwith all my fish on hand, I was forced to make the best of it. For adown-hearted man will turn meat, as we say, and much more, fish, to afarthing's-worth. And though my heart was sore and heavy for my ancientsweetheart Moxy, and for little Bardie in the thick of such disasters,that could be no excuse to me for wasting good fish--or at least prettygood--and losing thoroughly good money.Here were the mullet, with less of shine than I always recommended andhonestly wish them to possess; here were the prawns, with a look ofpaleness and almost of languishing, such as they are bound to avoiduntil money paid and counted; and most of all, here were lawful bass, ofvery great size and substance, inclined to do themselves more justice inthe scales than on the dish.I saw that this would never answer to my present high repute. Concerningquestions afterwards, and people being hard upon me, out of thoughtlessignorance, that was none of my affair. The whole of that would go, ofcourse, upon the weather and sudden changes, such as never were knownbefore. And if good religious people would not so be satisfied with thewill of Providence to have their fish as fish are made, against them Ihad another reason, which never fails to satisfy.The "burning tide," as they called it (through which poor Bardie firstappeared), had been heard of far inland, and with one consent pronouncedto be the result of the devil improperly flipping his tail whilebathing. Although the weather had been so hot, this rumour was beyond mybelief; nevertheless I saw my way, if any old customer should happen,when it came to his dinner-time, to be at all discontented (which no manwith a fine appetite and a wholesome nose should indulge in)--I saw myway to sell him more, upon the following basket-day, by saying what goodpeople said, and how much I myself had seen of it.With these reflections I roused my spirits, and resolved to let no goodfish be lost, though it took all the week to sell them. For, in spite ofthe laws laid down in the books (for young married women, and soforth), there is scarcely any other thing upon which both men and womenmay be led astray so pleasantly as why to buy fish, and when to buyfish, and what fish to buy.Therefore I started in good spirits on the Monday morning, carrying withme news enough to sell three times the weight I bore, although it wasbreaking my back almost. Good fish it was, and deserved all the praisethat ever I could bestow on it, for keeping so well in such shockingweather; and so I sprinkled a little salt in some of the delicateplaces, just to store the flavour there; for cooks are so forgetful, andalways put the blame on me when they fail of producing a fine freshsmell.