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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

The Arab and the Camel

By Babrius (c. Second Century A.D.)

Translation of James Davies

AN ARAB, having heaped his camel’s back,

Asked if he chose to take the upward track

Or downward; and the beast had sense to say

“Am I cut off then from the level way?”