Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
268. THE CAMEL AND THE PEOPLE
Perry 195 (Chambry
The first time that they saw the camel, the people were afraid and ran
away, awestruck by her immense size. Yet as time went by, they recognized
the camel's gentle nature and grew bold enough to approach her. Gradually
they realized that this was a creature who was incapable of anger. Their
contempt for the camel finally reached the point that they placed a bridle
on the camel and allowed their children to ride her.
The fable shows that familiarity mollifies even the most terrifying
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.