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A retired old man decided to go fishing one lonely winter morning. After arriving at the frozen lake, he cut a hole in the ice and sat there all day without catching a single fish.

In the meantime, just 40 feet away, there was a teenage boy who had a very large string of fish by the time the sun went down.

So the retired old man yelled over to him: “Son, how come you are catching so many fish and I am not? What is your secret!"

The boy, with both cheeks puffed out, looked up at the old man and mumbled: “Yagottakeepyourwormswarm!

—marvin purser, Hollywood, Florida

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