The Arab and His Camel
Once an Arab was crossing a long desert. He was on the back of his camel. It was winter season. One night he was sleeping soundly inside his tent. His camel was tied outside. It was biting cold. The camel could not bear the cold. He felt quite envious of his master sleeping inside the warm tent. He hi: upon a plan to oust his master. He requested the Arab that it was very cold outside and if he was permitted to put his neck inside the tent and have the warmth of it. The Arab was kind enough to permit the camel to put his head inside the tent. The clever camel put his neck inside the inner flap of the tent and the Arab moved himself to other side.
After sometime the camel made a request to the Arab to allow him to bring his forelegs inside the tent. The merciful Arab made no objection. Again the camel sought the permission for his hump to be brought inside the cozy tent. The Arab who was a noble soul permitted him. Now it was only his hind legs that were outside and shivering with cold. He wanted to bring them in too.
After a little while, the camel very humbly requested the Arab to complete the job of bringing in the total of himself. The Arab very meekly permitted for this. Now the camel was in full inside the tent lie felt the place too small for both of them. So he wanted to occupy the whole of the tent. So without any further thought he pushed his kind master out of the lent, saying, “The place is too small for both of us.” Thus the kind Arab had to spend the whole night out in the cold winds of the desert.
Moral: Nip the evil in the bud.