Quote by Terry Pratchett
Everyone knew there were wolves in the mountains, but they seldom came near the village-the modern wolves were the offspring of ancestors that had survived because they had learned that human meat had sharp edges.
This quote highlights the cautious nature of wolves and their ability to adapt based on past experiences. It implies that the wolves in the mountains have learned to avoid human interaction because their ancestors who approached humans suffered negative consequences. By recognizing that "human meat had sharp edges," implying danger or harm, these modern wolves have evolved to stay away from human habitats. This explanation underscores the wolves' innate instincts for self-preservation and illustrates how knowledge is passed down through generations, shaping their behavior and survival strategies.
In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood; binding up the constitution of our country with our dearest domestic ties; adopting our fundamental laws into the bosom of our family affections; keeping inseparable and cherishing with the warmth of all their combined and mutually reflected charities, our state, our hearths, our sepulchres, and our altars.