THE MOLE AND HIS MOTHER ~ Fables and Short Stories
THE MOLE AND HIS MOTHER

THE MOLE AND HIS MOTHER


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Author: Aesop,  Picture: Irene Goede

A little Mole once said to his Mother:
"Why, Mother, you said I was blind! But I am sure I can see!"

Mother Mole saw she would have to get such conceit out of his head. So she put a bit of frankincense before him and asked him to tell what it was.
The little Mole peered at it.

"Why, that's a pebble!"
"Well, my son, that proves you've lost your sense of smell as well as being blind."

Boast of one thing and you will be found lacking in that and a few other things as well.

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