Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
63. The Fisherman and The Fish (Perry
Prayed the Fish, as the Fisherman took
Him, a poor littl emite, from his hook,
"Let me go! I'm so small."
He replied, "Not at all!
You're the biggest, perhaps, in the brook."
A LITTLE CERTAINTY IS BETTER THAN A GREAT CHANCE
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.