THE FISHERMAN AND THE SPRAT
A fisherman cast his net into the sea. When he drew it, there was only a sprat in it. The sprat begged the man, "Please put me back into the water. I am only a little fish now but I will grow big one day. Then you can catch me again and I will be useful for you." But the fisherman replied, "Oh, no, I will keep you now because I have got you: if I put you back in the water, will I see you again? Not likely!