Once upon a time, there lived a poor man in a desert. His only belonging was a camel which he inherited from his father. The camel was all he had and so he did all that was possible to make the camel happy.
He would lay grass outside for the camel to sleep comfortably. He also spent any money he earned on buying the best hay for the camel.
“He is all I have so he has to live happily,” he often said.
The poor man couldn’t think of life without his camel, so he made sure it was healthy at all times.
A time reached when they had to move from the desert place to another country where there was a lot of rainfall. The poor man constructed a small hut for his camel besides his little house.
When the wind blew and the rain fell, the camel got wet and cold. One late night the camel woke up feeling so cold. So he went to his master’s door and knocked.
“Please sir, would you let me put my head in your house for a second, it’s raining outside,” the camel requested.
The master loved his camel so much. He could not refuse. After this, the camel asked if it could also put its legs in the house and the master accepted.
As soon as the camel had its head and two front legs in the house, it pushed its master out into the rain and locked the door. The camel was safe while its master was out in the cold. The following day, the master bitterly asked the camel why it threw him out.
The camel was so ashamed and said that it felt very cold. It asked for forgiveness promising not do such a thing again.
“Being selfish is the worst thing you can ever do,” said the master.
The master taught the camel that it was important to think about the well being of others too. He also taught the camel how to share the little it had instead of being selfish. He forgave the camel and built for it a warmer house and they were happy again.