The purpose of the ‘humph’ was to live on it without eating.
Camel was looking at his own reflection to see how smart he was not to work and make others work in his place.
The three animals namely the horse, the dog and the ox held a panchayat on the Edge of the Desert after the camel’s refusal to work.
The camel said ‘Humph’ repeatedly as an answer to whatever question put to him. This idle nature brought in a round mass or ‘hump’ on his back. The camel was very proud of his back, so this affected him deeply.
The camel ate thorns and prickles and lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work.
The Djinn encouraged the camel to work but when he refused to work, it angered the Djinn and on his back became a big hump. He was told to work equally with the other animals, come out of the desert and behave properly.
The horse was given the work to trot, dog was given the work to fetch and carry and ox had to plough.
The camel lived in the middle of the desert because he did not want to work.
The dog was assigned the task of carrying and fetching things. The ox was asked to carry the yoke on his neck and thereby plough the field.