Monday, 5 February 2007

The Arab and his Camel


The Arab and His Camel

ONE cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a Camel thrust the flap of the tent aside, and looked in.

"I pray thee, master," he said, "let me put my head within the tent, for it is cold without."

"By all means, and welcome," said the Arab; and the Camel stretched his head into the tent.

"If I might but warm my neck, also," he said, presently.

"Put your neck inside," said the Arab. Soon the Camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said again:—

"It will take but little more room if I put my fore legs within the tent. It is difficult standing without."

"You may also put your fore legs within," said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was very small.

"May I not stand wholly within?" asked the Camel, finally. "I keep the tent open by standing as I do."

"Yes, yes," said the Arab. "I will have pity on you as well as on myself. Come wholly inside."

So the Camel came forward and crowded into the tent. But the tent was too small for both.

"I think," said the Camel, "that there is not room for both of us here. It will be best for you to stand outside, as you are the smaller; there will then be room enough for me."

And with that he pushed the Arab a little, who made haste to get outside the tent.

It is a wise rule to resist the beginnings of evil.

Horace Elisha Scudder (1838 - 1902)

Interesting little tale with some advice that our leaders should have listened to several decades ago and the British People must take heed of now. You can read more of the same here.


1 comment:

English Rose said...

Hi there I have a site called English Rose which is about the same sort of thing ie: Opposing the Labour Government and the anti Islamification of this Country.
I am going to link your site. Can you link mine if possible and also I have a link to a petition to ban the Proposed £100 million mega Mosque in East London, could you please take 2 minuites to sign it and then have the link for that on this site as well.
Thanks very much from Jill