~ 77. The Monkey and the Camel ~



The monkey did a dance for the assembly of animals, and they applauded his performance.
"Bravo, monkey!" shouted the animals. "Well done!"
The camel was jealous. "I'm a good dancer!" he thought to himself.
So the camel shoved his way to the front of the assembly and started to dance.
But the camel didn't know how to dance.
He couldn't leap.
He couldn't twirl.
In fact, he looked ridiculous.
So the animals attacked the camel and drove him out of the assembly.
The moral: Be happy for others when they succeed, and don't let your envy lead you into disaster.

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 145 in the book, which is Perry 83.




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