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.