The Mole, p.47.

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   IS about the bigness of a common rat; his snout resembles that of a hog, and his feet are somewhat like those of the bear, but turned backward, and armed with five strong toes that have sharp nails; the ears of the Mole are without outside shells, and consist in two small orifices. His eyes are so small that it has been long believed that this animal, living always under ground, was not provided with the organs of sight. The mole-hill, in which the female brings forth her young, is strewed with grass and dry leaves for their accommodation, and divides into several holes in different directions to the length of fourteen or fifteen feet, for the security of the family. 

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