~ 192. Seeing a Camel ~



The first time the people saw a camel, they were terrified. "What is this great beast?" they shouted, and they ran away.
The second time they saw the camel, they looked at him and did not run away.
The third time, they were not scared at all. One person even went and got a bridle which he put on the camel in order to lead him around. Then they rode the camel, and finally they learned to use the camel to make long journeys across the desert.
The moral of the story: You can overcome fear with time and familiarity.

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 144 in the book, which is Perry 195.



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