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08-24-2014, 06:15 PM
A true story recorded in Hans Ruesch's classic book 'Slaughter of the Innocents'

On his way home a miner encountered two rats...
"The man took a stick and killed one of them and then noticed that its friend was blind and had been led along by a straw in its mouth by the other rat."

08-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Didn the miner do anything to help the blind rat? Or did he just leave it there?

08-26-2014, 01:39 PM
I've no idea I'm afraid. The miner was Russian I believe, but that's all I know.

The story though is one of beauty, wonder and realisation. An understanding that animals too are capable of love, kinship and altruism.