The Blind Man and The Whelp

A blind man was known to identify animals by their young. A whelp of a wolf was presented. He could not say Fox or Wolf but did say to not put with Sheep.

Evil tendencies are shown in early life.

Townsend VersionTownsend version

A blind man was accustomed to distinguishing different animals by touching them with his hands. The whelp of a Wolf was brought him, with a request that he would feel it, and say what it was. He felt it, and being in doubt, said: “I do not quite know whether it is the cub of a Fox, or the whelp of a Wolf, but this I know full well. It would not be safe to admit him to the sheepfold.”

Moral

Evil tendencies are shown in early life.

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