It happened that a Fisher, after
fishing all day, caught only a
"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 me."
"Nay, nay, my little Fish,"
said the Fisher, "I have you now.
I may not catch you hereafter."
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"A little thing in hand is
worth more than a
great thing in prospect"