Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
544. THE RICH MAN AND THE TANNER
Perry 204 (Chambry
A rich man was living next door to a tanner and could not stand the foul
odour. He urged the tanner to move away but the tanner put him off, always
saying 'In a little while.' This happened repeatedly, until the rich man
got used to the foul odour and didn't bother the tanner any more.
The story shows that familiarity can alleviate seemingly intractable
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.