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The Mole and His Mother

A Mole, a creature blind from birth, once said to his Mother: 'I am sure that I can see, Mother!' In the desire to prove to him his mistake, his Mother placed before him a few grains of frankincense, and asked, 'What is it?' The young Mole said, 'It is a pebble.' His Mother exclaimed: 'My son, I am afraid that you are not only blind, but that you have lost your sense of smell.'