en-fr  The Camel's Nose In The Tent.
Le museau du chameau dans la tente.



Par une nuit froide, alors qu'un Arabe était assis dans sa tente, un chameau passa doucement le museau sous le rabat et regarda à l'intérieur — Maître, dit-il, laissez-moi mettre mon museau dans votre tente. Il fait froid et orageux ici. — Bien sûr et bienvenu, dit l'Arabe, en allant se recoucher.

Un peu plus tard, l'Arabe se réveilla en constatant que le chameau n'avait pas seulement mis le museau dans la tente, mais aussi la tête et le cou. Le chameau, qui tournait la tête de gauche à droite, dit : — Je vais prendre juste un peu plus d'espace si je place mes pattes avant dans la tente. C'est difficile de rester debout dehors. — Oui, tu peux mettre tes pattes avant à l'intérieur, dit l'Arabe en se déplaçant un peu pour faire de la place, car la tente était petite.

Finalement, le chameau dit : — Puis-je entrer complètement à l'intérieur ? Je garde la tente ouverte en me tenant debout comme je le fais. — Oui, oui, dit l'Arabe. Entre entièrement à l'intérieur. Ce sera peut-être mieux pour nous deux. Alors le chameau se tassa à l'intérieur. L'Arabe eut des difficultés à se rendormi dans ce milieu encombré. Lorsqu'il se réveilla de nouveau, il était dehors dans le froid et le chameau avait la tente pour lui tout seul.


Une autre version de cette histoire.

Le chameau qui marche. Un jour, un arabe et son chameau traversaient le désert. La nuit tomba et il se mit à faire plus froid. L'arabe dressa sa tente, et y attacha le chameau. L'arabe s'endormit.

La température baissa encore et le chameau demanda à l'arabe s'il pouvait juste mettre le museau dans la tente pour le réchauffer. L'arabe accorda au chameau de mettre juste le museau, car la tente était petite et n'était pas une tente à deux places. Ainsi le nez du chameau se réchauffa, et après un moment la température descendit encore davantage.

Le chameau demanda de nouveau à l'arabe, si lui (le chameau) pouvait juste mettre les pattes avant, car elles avaient très froid. L'arabe, à contrecœur permit au chameau de mettre juste les pattes avant, et pas plus. Alors le chameau déplaça ses pattes avant et elles se réchauffèrent. Quelque temps plus tard le chameau demanda à l'arabe de pouvoir mettre ses pattes arrières, sinon il ne pourra pas faire le voyage du lendemain avec les pattes gelées. Ainsi, l'arabe accepta et une fois que le chameau eut entré les pattes arrière à l'intérieur, il n'y eut plus de place pour l'arabe dans la tente, et le chameau l'expédia dehors d'un coup de patte.
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The Camel's Nose In The Tent.
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"Master," he said, "let me put my nose in your tent.
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It's cold and stormy out here."
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"By all means," said the Arab, "and welcome" as he turned over and went to sleep.
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It is difficult standing out here."
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Finally, the camel said, "May I not stand wholly inside?
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I keep the tent open by standing as I do."
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"Yes, yes," said the Arab.
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"Come wholly inside.
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Perhaps it will be better for both of us."
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So the camel crowded in.
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The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep.
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When he woke up the next time, he was outside in the cold and the camel had the tent to himself.
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Walking Camel One day an Arab and his camel were crossing the desert.
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Night came and the temperature became colder.
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The Arab put up his tent and tied the camel to it.
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The Arab went to sleep.
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So the camel's nose became warm and after a while the temperature went down even more.
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The Arab reluctantly agreed that the camel could only put his fore legs in and no more.
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So the camel moved in his fore legs and they became warm.
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The Camel's Nose In The Tent.

One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in. "Master," he said, "let me put my nose in your tent. It's cold and stormy out here." "By all means," said the Arab, "and welcome" as he turned over and went to sleep.

A little later the Arab awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also. The camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said, "I will take but little more room if I place my forelegs within the tent. It is difficult standing out here." "Yes, you may put your forelegs within," said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was small.

Finally, the camel said, "May I not stand wholly inside? I keep the tent open by standing as I do." "Yes, yes," said the Arab. "Come wholly inside. Perhaps it will be better for both of us." So the camel crowded in. The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep. When he woke up the next time, he was outside in the cold and the camel had the tent to himself.

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Another version of this story.

Walking Camel 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.

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.