January 7, 2008

The Camel’s Nose Fable – a favourite for teaching about “Setting Limits”

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:29 am by aleksan

The Camel and the Arab

One day an Arab and his camel were crossing the desert. Night came and the temperature became colder. The Arab put up his tent and tied the camel to it. The Arab went to sleep.

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The temperature became slightly colder and the camel asked the Arab if he (camel) could just put his nose in the tent to warm up. The Arab agreed that the camel could just put his nose in, because the tent was small and there was no room for 2. So the camel’s nose became warm and after a while the temperature went down even more.

The camel asked the Arab again, if he (camel) could just put his fore legs in because they were very cold. The Arab reluctantly agreed that the camel could only put his fore legs in and no more. So the camel moved in his fore legs and they became warm. After sometime the camel asked the Arab again that he had to put in his hind legs or else he won’t be able to make the journey the next morning with frozen legs. So the Arab agreed and once the camel moved his hind legs in, there was no more room in the tent for the Arab and the Arab was kicked out.

Sneh Singh
January 2000

Fables

Panchtantra are the oldest fables from Ancient India. These fables originally written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma between the second and third century B.C. illustrate Nitishastra or how to live wisely. Hitopadesha fables are basically reconstruction of the Panchtantra with some additions by Narayana and are aimed to impart good advice. We hope that our young readers will enjoy this section.

A Crow, A Hunter, Some Doves and A Mouse by G.L. Chandiramani
A Friend In Need … by Swapna Dutta
A Monkey and a Crocodile by Sneh Singh
If you have a One-Track Mind by Swapna Dutta
It Pays To Be Clever by Swapna Dutta
Kalidasa’s Shakuntalam by Lavanya Shah
The Blue Jackal by Swapna Dutta
The Camel and The Arab by Sneh Singh
The Foolish Scholars by Esther Mary Lyons
The Heron and the Crab by Esther Mary Lyons
The Lion, the Fox and the Ass by Esther Mary Lyons
The Little Sparrow by Suniti Chandra Mishra
The Panchtantra : An Introduction by Swapna Dutta
The Rabbit and the Elephant by Swetha Raghunathan
The Singing Donkey by Esther Mary Lyons
The Talkative Tortoise by Esther Mary Lyons
The Wise Rabbit by Esther Mary Lyons
When You are Too Greedy … by Swapna Dutta

 

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January 5, 2008

This made me laugh ol for some reason!

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:17 pm by aleksan

Robert Benchley

“There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t.”