In a beautiful desert there lived a camel herder in a village. He had a herd of camels.The camel herder was a kind man and he looked after the camels very well. There was a camel in the herd who was very beautiful and had a red spot on his head which made him look different from other camels. He was the favorite of his master too.
The red headed camel was very popular among the people of the village. They called him''The camel with red head.''
There was a city near that village. Everyday the camel used to pass by that city with his camels to reach his home from workplace. Each time the camel with red head saw the fast moving colorful vehicles,the wide roads and high buildings of the city he got so fascinated by the city's vibrance. One evening, when they returned home from that way, the camel got thrilled again on seeing the bright colorful lights of the city.
''What a lovely and exciting place.The city looks so beautiful from here. How good it would be if I go to the city and see it by myself.",the camel thought.
One Day when the camel herder was passing by the city with the camels, the camel with red head escaped from there and reached the city.
He entered the city with great excitement.
The city was crowded with lots of people and there were vehicles on the road everywhere. The atmosphere there was noisy, filthy and smoky.The camel who lived in the peaceful climate of the desert got so confused and scared to see all this.He remained standing in a corner.
Some people saw him,they caught the camel and one of them gifted the camel to his friend who was a stable owner.
There were all horses in the stable.The camel felt so lonely there.He missed his friends a lot.
Every day the camel's new master gave him hey and dry grains to eat which he didn't like at all. He missed the delicious dates, oats and wheat that his old master used to give him in the desert.
He missed the soft under his feet sandy ground of desert whenever he walked.
The camel couldn't adapt to his new life. He missed each and every thing of his past life.
He cursed himself for leaving the desert and coming to the city. He always felt sad and gloomy. The red headed camel stopped eating anything and became so week and idle, he kept crying all the time.
Fortunately one day a man came there to meet the stable owner. That man was from the same village where the camel used to live.
The villager recognized the camel by the red spot on his head.''Oh! That is the camel with red head,that's my friend's camel!"
"How did you find him?" , he asked the stable owner.
The stable owner told him how he got the camel and said that the camel was of no use to him and he doesn't want to keep him any more.''
''You can take the camel to his master, he is not happy here.'', the stable owner said to his guest.
The man went near the camel and caressed the camel's head. Camel also recognized the man from his village and grunted happily.
The villager took the camel with him to the village where it's master lived.The camel's master became so glad to find his lost camel.
The camel was so happy and relieved to get his old life back. He had gone through a bad phase of life but he learnt a valuable lesson that- 'All that Glitters is not Gold'