Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
565. THE CAMEL IN THE RIVER
Perry 321 (Babrius
As the humpbacked camel was crossing a swift-flowing river, she relieved
herself. Then, when she saw her excrement floating out in front of her,
the camel remarked, 'Oh, this is a bad business indeed: the thing that
should have stayed behind has now moved up to the front!'
Note: An epimythium probably added by a
later editor reads: 'Someone could tell this Aesop's fable about
a city where it is not the first-class citizens who rule, but people
who are of the lowest order.'
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.