A fisherman had been fishing all day and in the end all that he could catch was a small fish. He was disappointed but thought that at least he would have something to eat.
The little fish looked desolate and suddenly cried out, “Master, have pity on me and let me go. You can catch me again when I grow up and have a delicious meal. Right now I’m too small and my mother will be sad if you eat me. Please have mercy and let me off.” But the fisherman replied, “Little fish, I’ve worked hard the whole day long and finally I’ve got you. I may not catch you later because by then somebody else may have already eaten you. How can I let you go?” So the moral of the story is that a little in hand is better than what is unknown in the future.