A MOLE, a creature blind from birth, once said to his Mother: “I am sure than 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.

Vocabulary Help

  • birth – nascença
  • blind – cega
  • desire – desejo
  • lose (lose, lost, lost) – perder
  • mistake – erro
  • mole – toupeira
  • pebble – seixo
  • see (see, saw, seen) – ver
  • smell – olfato
  • sure – certo