A camel who lived all alone on the edge of an oasis fell ill and all his relatives and friends visited him there. Since the journey was a long one, they each stayed for a while to rest up and ate the grass that was growing around the oasis.
The camel was pleased to be visited, but when he felt better and roused himself to go and look for something to eat, he discovered that his friends and relatives had eaten everything. What could he do? There was no choice but to set off and look for another oasis.