The Fisher and the Little Fish

: Aesop's Fables

It happened that a Fisher, after fishing all day, caught only

a little fish. "Pray, let me go, master," said the Fish. "I am

much too small for your eating just now. If you put me back into

the river I shall soon grow, then you can make a fine meal off


"Nay, nay, my little Fish," said the Fisher, "I have you now.

I may not catch you hereafter."

A little thing in hand is worth more than

a great thing in prospect.