Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
225. The Blind Man and the Whelp (Perry
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.'
Evil tendencies are shown in early life.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google