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The Fisherman And The Little Fish

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A FISHERMAN who lived on the produce of his nets, one day caught
a single small Fish as the result of his day’s labor. The Fish,
panting convulsively, thus entreated for his life: “O Sir, what
good can I be to you, and how little am I worth? I am not yet
come to my full size. Pray spare my life, and put me back into
the sea. I shall soon become a large fish fit for the tables of
the rich, and then you can catch me again, and make a handsome
profit of me.” The Fisherman replied, “I should indeed be a very
simple fellow if, for the chance of a greater uncertain profit, I
were to forego my present certain gain.”

 

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