The Rich Man and the Tanner

: Aesop's Fables

A RICH MAN lived near a Tanner, and not being able to bear the

unpleasant smell of the tan-yard, he pressed his neighbor to go

away. The Tanner put off his departure from time to time, saying

that he would leave soon. But as he still continued to stay, as

time went on, the rich man became accustomed to the smell, and

feeling no manner of inconvenience, made no further complaints.