The Camel And The Travelers

by Aesop

Distance exaggerates dangers.

TWO TRAVELERS on a desert saw a Camel in the distance, and were greatly frightened at his huge appearance, thinking it to be some huge monster. While they hid behind some low shrubs, the animal came nearer, and they discovered that it was only a harmless camel which had excited their fears.

Moral:
Distance exaggerates dangers.

Source:

Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.
 
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