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”