THE FISHERMAN AND THE LITTLE FISH
 A POOR Fisherman, who lived
on the fish he caught, had bad
luck one day and caught nothing
but very small fry. The Fisherman was about to put it in his
basket when the little Fish said
"Please spare me, Mr. Fisherman! I am so small it is not
worth while to carry me home.
When I am bigger, I shall make
you a much better meal."
But the Fisherman quickly
put the f ish into his basket.
"How foolish I should be," he
said, "to throw you back. However small you may be, you are
better than nothing at all."
A small gain is worth more than a large promise.