The Green Fisherman

Real Name


First Appearance

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1881)

Created by

Carlo Collodi


Encountered in chapter XXVIII, the Green Fisherman accidentally captures Pinocchio in his net while fishing. He is surprised that Pinocchio is able to talk, but does not understand when he identifies himself as a "puppet." The Fisherman deduces that Pinocchio is a kind of rare "puppet-fish" and refuses to let Pinocchio go, instead letting him decide how to be cooked. When Pinocchio breaks down in despair, the Fisherman decides to fry him. Just as the Fisherman is about to lower Pinocchio into a frying pan, his cave is visited by a mastiff named Alidoro, attracted by the smell. The mastiff, upon recognizing Pinocchio, pounces on the Fisherman and takes the puppet away, leaving the Fisherman empty handed.

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