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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 195 (Chambry 148)

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 things.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.