How the Camel got his Hump Summary Analysis and Explanation

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How the Camel got his Hump Summary In English By Rudyard Kipling

About the writer Rudyard Kipling

Poet Name Rudyard Kipling
Born 30 December 1865, Mumbai
Died 18 January 1936, London, United Kingdom
Poems If -, The White Man’s Burden, Mandalay, Gunga Din
Short Stories Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Man Who Would Be King
Books The Light That Failed, Naulahka: A Story of West More
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Rudyard Kipling

How the Camel got his Hump Introduction

Rudyard Kipling wrote an interesting story about how camel has developed a hump. The story took an interesting turn by adding a genie to it. A reader not only finds it interesting but also learn about the utility of its hump.

How the Camel got his Hump Summary of the Lesson

At the beginning of the world, various animals started to work under the subjugation of man. There was a camel who was fed on sticks, thorns, and prickles was living in the middle of a Howling Desert. He was not interested in doing any work. Even if he was asked, his only reply was Humph.

On Monday, a horse approached with the saddle on his back and asked him to trot like the rest of them. The camel gave him a cold reply and said ‘Humph’. The horse went away and informed the man. Then came a dog with a stick in his mouth. He asked him to come along to do some work.

The camel said ‘Humph’ and turned a cold shoulder to him. Then the dog left to tell it to the man. There af¬ter came an ox with the yoke on his neck and asked to plow like him.

The camel replied ‘Humph’. The ox reported the man about this. At the end of the day they complained to the man. But the man asked them to work double-time to make up.

This annoyed the three and they held a panchayat on the edge of the desert. The camel listened to it but ignored them and left. Then appeared the Djinn who were in charge of all deserts.

They put forward their complaints before the Djinn. And then he decided to teach him a lesson. The Djinn wrapped himself in his dust cloak and went into the desert to find the camel.

The Djinn reproached the camel who was looking at his reflection in the mirror. He asked the reasons of his reluctance to work. It was expected from the camel to do three works since Monday.

Djinn waited for his reply who in turn said ‘Humph’. Djinn warned him by saying that he wouldn’t say ‘Humph’ again and again. He just wanted him to work. His adamant attitude annoyed the Djinn.

When the camel was seeing his reflection in Water, his back suddenly grew up a lump. Djinn explained to him that the camel had been in a state of denial when he was asked to work since Monday.

On Thursday, he got punishment of his wrongdoings. The camel was shocked to see that and asked him ‘how can I’ with this hump on my back. Djinn said that he could complete his work without taking any food or water.

Djinn also added that he favored the camel and now he should join the Three. He warned him to behave properly. However, he still doesn’t catch up with the initial three days that he missed at the beginning of the world. His hump at present is the penalty of his past mistake.