Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
297. The Rich Man and the Tanner (Perry
A RICH MAN lived near a Tanner, and not being able to bear the unpleasant
smell of the tan-yard, he pressed his neighbor to go away. The Tanner
put off his departure from time to time, saying that he would leave soon.
But as he still continued to stay, as time went on, the rich man became
accustomed to the smell, and feeling no manner of inconvenience, made
no further complaints.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google