The Angler and the Little FIsh

072. THE ANGLER AND THE LITTLE FISH. An Angler, who gained his livelihood by fishing, after a long day’s toil, caught nothing but one little fish. “Spare me,” said the little creature, “I beseech you; so small as I am, I shall make you but a sorry meal. I am not come to my full size yet; throw me back into the river for the present, and then, when I am grown bigger and worth eating, you may come here and catch me again.”
“No, no,” said the man; “I have got you now, but if you once get back into the water, your tune will be, ‘Catch me if you can.’”
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. [more info]

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